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adj., n., v. -bled, -bling,
1. twice as large, heavy, strong, etc.; twofold in size, amount, number, extent, etc.
2. composed of two like parts or members; paired: a double sink.
3. suitable for two persons: a double room.
4. twofold in character or meaning; dual or ambiguous.
5. marked by duplicity; deceitful; hypocritical: a double life.
6. folded in two.
7. (of a bed or bedclothes) full-size: a double blanket.
8. (of flowers) having many more than the normal number of petals.n.
9. anything that is twice the usual size, quantity, strength, etc.
10. a duplicate or counterpart.
11. a person exactly or closely resembling another.
12. a hotel room with two beds or a double bed, for occupancy by two people.
13. an alcoholic drink containing twice the usual amount of alcohol.
14. a fold or plait.
15. a sharp reversal, as of course.
16. a trick or artifice, as of argument in a debate.
a. an understudy.
b. an actor who plays two or more parts in a play, usu. minor roles.
18. a substitute who performs feats or actions in a movie or TV show too hazardous for a star.
19. Also called two-base hit. a hit in baseball that enables the batter to reach second base safely.
20. double time.
21. doubles, (used with a sing. v.) a game or match, as in tennis, in which there are two players on each side.
22. (in bridge) a bid by an opponent indicating belief that the declarer's bid will not succeed or informing one's partner that one's hand is of a certain strength.v.t.
23. to make double or twice as great; add an equal amount of.
24. to fold or bend with one part over another (often fol. by over, up, etc.).
25. to clench: to double one's fists.
26. to be twice as much as.
27. to sail around (a projecting area of land).
28. to pair; couple.
29. (in bridge) to challenge (a declarer's bid) by calling “double.”
a. to be a double for (an actor).
b. to perform (a role or roles) as an actor cast in more than one part.
a. to cause the advance of (a base runner) by a two-base hit.
b. to cause (a run) to be scored by a two-base hit (often fol. by in).
c. to put out (a base runner) as the second out of a double play.
32. to become double.
33. to bend or fold (often fol. by up or over).
34. to turn back on a course; reverse direction (often fol. by back).
35. to serve in an additional capacity: The director doubles as bit player.
36. to act as a double in a play, motion picture, or the like.
37. to hit a double in baseball.
38. to play an instrument besides one's regular instrument (usu. followed by on).
39. to double-date.
40. double up,adv.
a. to share quarters planned for only one person or family.
b. to bend over, as from pain.
41. to twice the amount, extent, etc.; twofold.
42. two together: to sleep double.Idioms:
1. double in brass, to serve in more than one capacity.
2. double or nothing, a bet in which one either wins twice as much as one has bet or gets nothing.
3. on the double,
a. without delay; rapidly.
b. in double time, as marching troops.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin duplus]
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|Noun||1.||two-bagger - a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base; "he hit a double to deep centerfield"|
base hit, safety - (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
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