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"triple" in British English

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tripleadjective

uk   us   /ˈtrɪp.l̩/
having three ​parts of the same ​type, or ​happening three ​times: Her ​trainer is a triple ​Olympic champion. There's a triple bill of Hitchcock ​films (= three ​films) on at the ​cinema next ​Sunday.triple sth three ​times as ​large as something: The ​number of one-parent ​householdsreached 10.1 million in 2011, nearly triple that of 1981.

tripleverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈtrɪp.l̩/
to ​increase three ​times in ​size or ​amount, or to make something do this: We have tripled ​ouroutput over the past two ​years. The ​workforce has tripled in ​size since the new ​factoryopened.
(Definition of triple from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"triple" in American English

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tripleadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈtrɪp·əl/
consisting of three ​parts, or three ​times in ​number or ​amount: If he ​loses the ​case, the ​defendant can be ​required to ​pay triple ​damages.
triple
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈtrɪp·əl/
[T] We’ve tripled ​ouroutput over the past two ​years.
(Definition of triple from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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tripleadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈtrɪpl/
having three ​parts of the same ​type, or ​happening three ​times: a triple blow/threat The triple threat of late planting, a ​cool summer, and disease in September has annihilated much of the sunflower ​acreage.
three ​times bigger in ​size or ​amount: Property ​purchasesleapt to $464 million - nearly triple the ​amount for the previous ​year.

tripleverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈtrɪpl/
to ​increase to three ​times the ​size or ​amount, or to make something do this: profits/sales triple First-half ​pretaxprofit more than tripled to a ​record £550 million. The ​companyaims to triple its ​internationalsales within five ​years. sales/​prices/​staff triple
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(Definition of triple from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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