double

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdʌbəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdʌbəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dubəl)


Inflections of 'double' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
doubles
v 3rd person singular
doubling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
doubled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
doubled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

double

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. take a double dose of
  2. that's a double standard!
  3. is [accused, an example] of double standards
  4. a double [portion, serving, helping, size] (of)
  5. a double [room, bed]
  6. is working as a double agent
  7. a double semi (truck)
  8. double taxation (on)
  9. has a double [degree, postgraduate, qualification] (in)
  10. [take, drink] a double shot
  11. drink a double [gin, whisky, vodka] (shot)
  12. a double shot of [whisky]
  13. [hauling, pulling, carrying] a double load (of)
  14. a double click to [open, access]
  15. [the phrase, his comment] has a double meaning
  16. double-sided (adhesive) tape
  17. sport: made a double play
  18. sport: scored a double [ten, twenty]
  19. [theater, cinema] is [showing, screening] a double feature
  20. is double the [weight, length, width, height] (of)
  21. [caused, left with, suffering from] double vision
  22. a double-decker bus
  23. is double the trouble
v
  1. double the [number, amount, quantity] (of)
  2. the [number] has doubled over [5 years, the past month]
  3. double your [money, income, profits, chances]
  4. doubled his efforts
  5. her vision doubled
  6. doubled over in [pain, agony]
  7. doubled up in [pain]
  8. pain doubled him over
  9. double over [laughing, with laughter]
  10. double up [laughing, with laughter]
  11. double back (around)
  12. cards: double down on a [pair of, hand, blackjack]
  13. has [more than, nearly, almost] doubled
  14. it can double as a [bed, medicine]
  15. it doubles as a [bed]
  16. the [stuntman, actress, actor] doubled for
n
  1. sports: [men's, women's, male, female, mixed] doubles
  2. sports: are [playing, competing] in the doubles
  3. a double of [Scotch, brandy, gin]
  4. [I'll have, make mine] a double!
  5. the [star, singer, actress] has a double
  6. uses a [stunt, body] double
  7. is the double of [his father, her mother]
  8. (almost) the double of our [house, apartment, garden]
  9. sports: [hit, scored, nailed] a double
  10. sports: [needs, requires] a double to win
  11. a [game, round] of double or nothing
adv
  1. (and) that goes double for you
  2. get paid double for [weekends, overtime, extra hours]
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