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"double take" in British English

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

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double takenoun [ C ]

/ˈdʌb·əl ˈteɪk/

a delayed surprised reaction at seeing someone or something:

With her hair cut short and dyed red, I did a double take at first.

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