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verb[WITH OBJECT]usually be double-booked
Reserve (something, especially a seat or a hotel room) for two different customers or parties at the same time.‘the hotel was double-booked’
- ‘Most were there to celebrate Co-operative Day, a festival organised by workers' credit unions, but the park seemed to have been double-booked by the Make Poverty History campaign, who are handing out makeshift white wristbands.’
- ‘Those idiots have double-booked a press conference and a meeting and it's utter pandemonium.’
- ‘Worries about money, the car and possibly no shows in Brighton in the summer before London as the chorus dancers have been double-booked into Seville.’
- ‘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).’
- ‘When the rooms were double-booked, the reps would lose theirs, and everyone ended the season completely exhausted.’
- ‘The program's intuitive interface and dual calendaring system make it impossible to double-book rooms.’
- ‘Until, that is, someone called to say their rooms had been inadvertently double-booked.’
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