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English definition of “double”

double

verb
 
 
/ˈdʌbl/
[I] to become twice as much or as many: Some share prices can double in 12 months.double in size/price/value He reckons the company can double in size over the next five years. Production more than doubled from 4 million to 8.5 million per year in three years.
[T] to make something twice as much or many: She is unlikely to accept, even though the offer would double her salary. Strong car sales more than doubled the company's profits in the first quarter.
(Definition of double verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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