Double Bind

Science / Psychiatry / Double Bind: Interaction in which one person demands a response to a message containing mutually contradictory signals, while the other person is unable either to comment on the incongruity or to escape from the situation.

Other Words for Bind

Bind Noun Synonyms: dilemma, predicament, tight spot, (difficult) situation, pickle, fix, jam
Bind Verb Synonyms: tie, fasten, secure, make fast, tie up
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Other Words for Double

Double Adjective Synonyms: folded or doubled or bent over, overlapped, two-ply
Double Verb Synonyms: twofold, paired, coupled, duplicate(d), doubled
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Double Team

Entertainment / Basketball / Double Team: When two players from the same team move up to guard one offensive player it's called a double team. When two players cover an offensive player in a corner it's also known as a 'trap'. MORE

Double Tide

Science / Tides and Currents / Double Tide: A double-headed tide, that is, a high water consisting of two maxima of nearly the same height separated by a relatively small depression, or a low water consisting of two minima separated by a relati MORE

Double Taxation

Business / Finance / Double Taxation: Used for listed equity securities. Dividend roll in which the 'dividend capturer' already owns the stock cum dividend . MORE

Double Switch

Entertainment / Baseball / Double Switch: A move when the manager removes a pitcher, and in an effort to strategically move the new pitcher’s spot in the batting order, the manager moves another player into the game, and the position player MORE

Double Superlative

Entertainment / Literature / Double Superlative: Double use of the superlative degree--such as the word foremost, which uses both the superlative sufix -m and -est (Algeo 317). MORE

Double Top

Business / Finance / Double Top: Government taxation of the same money twice; specifically, taxation of earnings at the corporate level and dividends at the stockholder level. MORE

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