- 1Make or become much greater, more intense, or more numerous: [with object]: we will redouble our efforts to reform agricultural policy [no object]: pressure to solve the problem has redoubledMore example sentences
- Charles attempted to exploit the rift between army and Parliament and redoubled his efforts to persuade the Scots to assist him.
- In Beijing Duan redoubled his efforts to strengthen his position.
- At the same time, Europe and America must redouble their efforts to strengthen the imperfect but necessary system of international governance.
- 1.1 [no object] Bridge Double a bid already doubled by an opponent: by redoubling you are asking your partner to bid somethingMore example sentences
- The games can be doubled and redoubled as in bridge.
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- A call that doubles a bid already doubled by an opponent: this is a textbook position in which to use the SOS redoubleMore example sentences
- The players now bid as in Contract Bridge (doubles and redoubles are allowed), until one player passes.
- If someone then bids higher, any previous doubles and redoubles are cancelled.
late Middle English: from French redoubler, from re- 'again' + doubler 'to double'. The noun dates from the early 20th century.
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