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"quadruple" in British English

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quadrupleverb [I or T]

uk   /kwɒdˈruː.pəl/ us   /kwɑːˈdruː.pəl/
to become four times as big, or to multiply a number or amount by four: The number of students at the college has quadrupled in the last ten years. We expect to quadruple our profits this year.

quadrupleadjective, predeterminer

uk   /`/ us   /kwɑːˈdruː.pəl/
four times as big: a quadruple measure We have had quadruple the number of applicants we expected.
involving four parts, people, places, etc.: a quadruple fracture of his thumb
(Definition of quadruple from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"quadruple" in American English

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quadrupleverb [I/T]

us   /kwɑˈdru·pəl, -ˈdrʌp·əl/
to become or make something four times greater: [I] The number of students at the college quadrupled in the last ten years.

quadrupleadjective [not gradable]

us   /kwɑˈdru·pəl, -ˈdrʌp·əl/
consisting of four parts, or four times greater in amount, number, or size: My father had quadruple bypass heart surgery.
(Definition of quadruple from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"quadruple" in Business English

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quadrupleverb [I or T]

uk   /kwɒdˈruːpl/ us  
to become four times as much or as many, or to make something four times as much or as many: The stock has more than quadrupled over the last three years. Its share price has quadrupled since going public last June.quadruple to sth Since then, sales have quadrupled to about 10,000 a month.quadruple from sth to sth Sales nearly quadrupled from 4 million gallons a year to 14 million.quadruple in size/value/price During his time at the top, the company quadrupled in size.

quadruplenoun [U]

uk   /kwɒdˈruːpl/ us  
a size, amount, price, etc. four times as big as something else: This figure is roughly quadruple the amount authorized in 2002.

quadrupleadjective

uk   /kwɒdˈruːpl/ us  
four times the size, amount, price, etc.: a quadruple jump in sales
(Definition of quadruple from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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