double take definition

  • noun:
    • A delayed response to a unique comment or circumstance, frequently used as a comic device.
    • A take, commonly used as a comical a reaction to a surprising sight, by which somebody casually views something, shortly stops looking at it, knows exactly what its, and snaps attention back into it with an expression of shock or disbelief.
    • a delayed reaction indicating surprise

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