Meaning of redouble

re•dou•ble

Pronunciation: (rē-dub'ul), [key]
— v., n. -bled, -bling,
—v.t.
  1. to double; make twice as great: to redouble one's efforts.
  2. to echo or reecho.
  3. to double the double of (an opponent).
  4. to go back over: to redouble one's footsteps.
  5. to repeat.
—v.i.
  1. to be doubled; become twice as great.
  2. to be echoed; resound.
  3. to double the double of an opponent.
—n.
  1. the act of doubling one's opponent's double.
  2. an attack in a line other than that of the previous attack, made after the failure of the opponent to follow his or her parry of the previous attack with a riposte.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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