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  1. double takenoun

    a delayed reaction indicating surprise


  1. double takenoun

    A take, commonly used as a comical reaction to a surprising sight, in which someone casually sees something, briefly stops looking at it, realizes what it is, and snaps attention back to it with an expression of surprise or disbelief.


  1. Double Take

    Double Take is a 2001 comedy film starring Eddie Griffin and Orlando Jones. Double Take was inspired by the 1957 drama Across the Bridge, which was in turn based on a short story by Graham Greene; the supporting cast includes Edward Herrmann, Gary Grubbs, Garcelle Beauvais, and Daniel Roebuck.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of double take in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of double take in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of double take in a Sentence

  1. Jason Redman:

    Facial injuries are the worst because as humans, we speak to each other by looking at each others faces, anytime you have a facial disfigurement it causes people to do a double-take.

  2. Jolie Bernal and Maliny Soukkhassem:

    I kind of had to do a double-take because I actually could n’t believe there was a burglar in my car.

  3. Joseph Conigliaro:

    A month ago when we were approached with the idea to start up the trial, I really did a double take.

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