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Spanish translation of “double”


adjective /ˈdabl/
of twice the (usual) weight, size etc A double whisky, please. two of a sort together or occurring in pairs double doors. consisting of two parts or layers a double thickness of paper a double meaning. for two people a double bed. doubles 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. double-bedded adjective containing a double bed a double-bedded room. double-check verb to check something again double-check the results of the experiment. double-cross verb to betray (someone for whom one has already arranged to do something deceitful). He double-crossed the other members of the gang by keeping the money for himself. double-dealing noun cheating and deceitfulness. He had a reputation for double-dealing. double-decker noun a bus etc having two decks or levels.
autobus de dos pisos
double-Dutch noun nonsense You’re talking double-Dutch! double figures the numbers between 10 and 99
números de dos cifras
The number of times you have been late is well into double figures.
double-quick adjective, adverb very quick(ly)
rapidísimamente, a paso ligero
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
volver sobre sus pasos
The fox doubled back and went down a hole.
double up 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.
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.
(Definition of double from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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