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double-book

Pronunciation: /ˌdʌbəlˈbʊk/

Translation of double-book in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (British English/inglés británico) the room had been double-booked la habitación había sido reservada para dos personas distintas or por partida doble
    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.

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