Meaning of “double (sb) up/over” in the English Dictionary


"double (sb) up/over" in English

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double (sb) up/over

phrasal verb with double uk /ˈdʌb.əl/ us /ˈdʌb.əl/ verb [ I or T ]

If you double up/over, or if something doubles you up/over, you suddenly bend forwards and down, usually because of pain or laughter:

Most of the crowd doubled up with laughter at every joke.
She was doubled up/over with the pain in her stomach.

(Definition of “double (sb) up/over” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)