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double down

1. In blackjack, to double one's wager after seeing one's initial hand of cards, with only one more card allowed to be drawn afterward. Having already lost a massive sum, he decided to double down an already huge bet to try to win back some of his money.
2. By extension, to significantly increase or strengthen effort, investment, or resolve toward some goal, strategy, or action so as to maximize the potential yield as a result. The president made clear that he intends to double down the government's involvement in the war overseas. With the market booming, many companies are doubling down their development in mobile apps and games.
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double down

v.
To double one's original bet after being dealt the first two cards in a game of blackjack: The dealer dealt me a good hand, so I doubled down.
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This significant investment from Clearlake will allow Syncsort to double-down on our successful strategy and to deliver meaningful value for customers.
Obama made it perfectly clear that his country will "be engaging Russia to let them know that you can't continue to double-down on a strategy that is doomed to failure.
Russia needs to be a part of the solution and not be distributing so much more weapons and so much more aid that they're in fact enabling Assad to double-down.
Instead, I urge the WTO members to get bolder: Double-Down on Doha.
Gates can whine about the verdict all he likes (he's still a kid at heart, remember), but in my opinion, he actually wants to double-down and own two Microsoft-brand companies instead of one, if for no other reason than to be able to grin and call over his shoulder: "Born and raised in the briar patch
lt;p>And he said investments would double-down around UC, especially in terms of disrupting the traditional telephony market.
We double-down on the nose on the lead play over the guard and double-down on the DT for the power play in the off-tackle hole.
Free samples of the Double-Down Sandwich will be available as well as free bottles of Fiji Water (Jamison's favorite water, which is being supplied to him by Balducci's).
And if anglers have a double-down card, which can be obtained at stores of sponsors Vermont Fishing and Tackle (10522 S.
Software hopefuls double-down as their 'winner takes all' .
they don't need to double-down, so there aren't a lot of open looks.