Meaning of “double-check” in the English Dictionary

"double-check" in English

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double-checkverb [ T ]

uk /ˌdʌb.əlˈtʃek/ us /ˌdʌb.əlˈtʃek/

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  • Before committing to one, though, I would double-check that the book hasn't been transcribed online, and isn't In Progress. 
  • Our job in this phase is to fix all of the obvious scanning errors and double-check that we really do have all the text. 

(Definition of “double-check” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"double-check" in American English

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to make certain that something is correct or safe, usually by examining it again:

I always double-check to make sure I locked the door.

(Definition of “double-check” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"double-check" in Business English

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double-checkverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌdʌblˈtʃek/ us

to make completely certain something is correct or safe, usually by examining it again:

She sent an e-mail reminding colleagues to double-check facts in company publications.
I think the figure is €900, but I'll double-check.

(Definition of “double-check” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)