• To do a double take means to react with surprise; to have to look twice to make sure that one really saw correctly.
  • To look at something or someone twice because you are so surprised at what you have seen.

1. When I walked by and saw the accident, I did a double take.

 

2. What a beautiful red purse, I just did a double take! How much do you think it is?

 

3. I just saw the most beautiful girl ever. Totally did a double take.

 

4. I did a double take when I saw  a deer crossing the street downtown.

afterthought, amazed, blow away, impressed, second thought, shocked, surprised, taken aback, thrown off, thrown off guard

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