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double /dbl/ v. -bled, -bling, -bles 1 [I;T] to make or become two times as much: She doubled her investment in a year.||In summer the demand for electricity doubles because of air conditioners. 2 phrasal v. insep. [T] to double as: to serve in two ways: She doubles as the companys lawyer and tax advisor. 3 phrasal v. [I] to double back: to turn back in the direction one came from: The escaped prisoner led police toward the airport, but then doubled back into the city. 4 phrasal v. insep. [T] to double for: to look like s.o. else and take their place: A stand-in is s.o. who looks like an actor in a movie and doubles for him or her at times during the filming. 5 phrasal v. [I] to double over (in laughter or pain): to bend over helplessly: He doubled over with laughter at the joke. 6 phrasal v. [I] to double up: a. to share a room with s.o.: When he went to New York on business, he doubled up at the hotel with another salesman from the company. b.
Thesaurus: double v. 1 to increase twice as much, duplicate. Ant. to halve.
n. 1 s.o. who looks like s.o. else: Without his glasses, hes a double for the President, dont you think? 2 a hotel room for two people: We reserved a double at the hotel. 3 in baseball, a two-base hit 4 doubles: a game (such as tennis) with two teams of two players each 5 on the double: very quickly: The sergeant ordered the soldiers to hurry out on the double.
adj. 1 two times as much: Id like a double order of mashed potatoes. 2 made for two people: a double bed, a double room 3 having two parts: a double door, a double-barreled shotgun, a word with a double meaning