double back


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double back

vb
(intr, adverb) to go back in the opposite direction (esp in the phrase double back on one's tracks)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.double back - retrace one's coursedouble back - retrace one's course; "The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back"
return - go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before; "return to your native land"; "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean"

double back

verb backtrack, circle, reverse, return, loop, dodge, retrace your steps Double back for 50 yards.
Translations
يَعودُ من حَيْثُ أتى
vrátit se
hvor man kom fra
visszakanyarodik
snúa viî og fara sömu leiî til baka
vrátiť sa po stope
geldiği yoldan geri dönmek

w>double back

vi (person)kehrtmachen, zurückgehen/-fahren; (animal)kehrtmachen, zurücklaufen; (road, river)sich zurückwinden or -schlängeln
vt sep blanketumschlagen; pageumknicken

double

(ˈdabl) adjective
1. of twice the (usual) weight, size etc. A double whisky, please.
2. two of a sort together or occurring in pairs. double doors.
3. consisting of two parts or layers. a double thickness of paper; a double meaning.
4. for two people. a double bed.
adverb
1. twice. I gave her double the usual quantity.
2. in two. The coat had been folded double.
noun
1. a double quantity. Whatever the women earn, the men earn double.
2. someone who is exactly like another. He is my father's double.
verb
1. to (cause to) become twice as large or numerous. He doubled his income in three years; Road accidents have doubled since 1960.
2. to have two jobs or uses. This sofa doubles as a bed.
ˈdoubles noun singular
or noun plural in tennis etc, a kind of match with two players on each side. I enjoy playing doubles; (also adjective) a doubles match.
double agent
a spy paid by each of two countries hostile to each other.
double bass (beis)
a type of large stringed instrument, the largest and deepest in sound of the violin family.
ˌdouble-ˈbedded adjective
containing a double bed. a double-bedded room.
double-ˈcheck verb
to check something again. double-check the results of the experiment.
ˌdouble-ˈcross verb
to betray (someone for whom one has already arranged to do something deceitful).
ˌdouble-ˈdealing noun
cheating and deceitfulness.
adjective
cheating. You double-dealing liar!
ˌdouble-ˈdecker noun
a bus etc having two decks or levels.
adjective
a double-decker bus.
ˌdouble-ˈDutch noun
nonsense. You're talking double-Dutch!
double figures
the numbers between 10 and 99. The number of times you have been late is well into double figures.
ˌdouble-ˈquick adjective, adverb
very quick(ly). Get here double-quick / in double-quick time!
at the double
very quickly. He came up the road at the double and rushed into the house.
double back
to turn and go back the way one came. The fox doubled back and went down a hole.
double up
1. to (cause to) bend or collapse suddenly at the waist. We (were) doubled up with laughter; He received a blow in the stomach which doubled him up.
2. to join up in pairs. There weren't enough desks, so some pupils had to double up.
see double
to see two images of everything instead of only one. When I first met the twins, I thought I was seeing double, they were so alike.
References in classic literature ?
Afterwards she must double back to Havre and take the Bordlaise for New York on Saturday.
And then I could at last shut, with a clear conscience, the door of my stateroom and get my double back into the recessed part.
The Double Back Grunt Call features a dual-resonating chamber for deep, authentic grunts, and seven different sound positions create a wide range of calls.
Tenders are invited for Strut 1-5/8" 316 stainless steel /slotted holes "unistrut" p1000t, 700 foot; strut double back to back 1-5/8" 316 stainless steel /slotted holes "unistrut" p1001t, 160 foot; strut single 7/8" x 1-5/8" 316 stainless steel/slotted holes "unistrut" p3300t, 160 foot.
The exterior is a durable white poly twill, and the design incorporates double back vents for freedom of movement and comfort while seated.
The ring road will no longer be a ring road, but a double back on yourself road.
If this closure goes ahead, the residents of Speke will have to travel into Hale and then double back to be able to visit Oglet Shore.
But a slight slip following her double back flip on the second run cost her a place in the finals and she finished with 71.