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English definition of “double (up) as sth”

double (up) as sth

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with double   /ˈdʌb.l̩/ us  
to be also used as something else: The kitchen table doubles as my desk when I'm writing. Our spare bedroom doubles up as a study for Dan when he's working at home.
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