Definition of double-book in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdəbəlˈbo͝ok/


[with object] (usually be double-booked)
1Reserve (something, especially a seat or a hotel room) for two different customers or parties at the same time: the hotel was double-booked
More example sentences
  • I was informed on arrival that my host and her boyfriend in a fine bit of mutual consultation had double-booked the single bed in the spare room (which had belonged to my host as a child).
  • Until, that is, someone called to say their rooms had been inadvertently double-booked.
  • When the rooms were double-booked, the reps would lose theirs, and everyone ended the season completely exhausted.
1.1Book (someone) into a seat or room that is already reserved for another.
Example sentences
  • If you're double-booked, you'll see it right away.
  • The second time, they'd double-booked me with a private party, and on the third occasion, it was another private party.
  • Kate said: ‘It is incredible we should have been double-booked as we arranged the holiday last November and paid for it and received confirmation.’

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Syllabification: dou·ble-book

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