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"quadruple" in British English

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quadrupleverb [I or T]

uk   /kwɒdˈruː.pl̩/  us   /kwɑːˈdruː-/
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 ​ourprofits this ​year.

quadrupleadjective, predeterminer

uk   /ˈkwɒd.rʊp.l̩/  us   /kwɑːˈdruː.pl̩/
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 ​timesgreater: [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 ​timesgreater in ​amount, ​number, or ​size: My ​father had quadruple ​bypassheartsurgery.
(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   us   /kwɒdˈruːpl/
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 ​shareprice 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   us   /kwɒdˈruːpl/
a ​size, ​amount, ​price, etc. four ​times as ​big as something else: This ​figure is ​roughly quadruple the ​amountauthorized in 2002.

quadrupleadjective

uk   us   /kwɒdˈruːpl/
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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