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triple

adjective uk   /ˈtrɪp.l̩/ us  
having three parts of the same type, or happening three times: Her trainer is a triple Olympic champion. There's a triple bill of Hitchcock films (= three films) on at the cinema next Sunday.triple sth three times as large as something: The number of one-parent households reached 10.1 million in 2011, nearly triple that of 1981.

triple

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈtrɪp.l̩/ us  
to increase three times in size or amount, or to make something do this: We have tripled our output over the past two years. The workforce has tripled in size since the new factory opened.
Translations of “triple”
in Korean 3부의, 3번의…
in Arabic ثُلاثي, ثلاث مَرّات…
in French triple…
in Turkish üçlü, üç kez…
in Italian triplo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 三部分的, 發生三次的…
in Russian тройной…
in Polish potrójny…
in Spanish triple…
in Portuguese triplo, três vezes…
in German dreifach, Drei-……
in Catalan triple…
in Japanese 3種類の, 3度の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 三部分的, 发生三次的…
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