Meaning of “twice” in the English Dictionary

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"twice" in British English

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twicepredeterminer, adverb

uk /twaɪs/ us /twaɪs/

A2 two times:

I've already asked him twice.
The post comes twice daily (= two times every day).
There are twice as many houses in this area as there used to be.
The state is at least twice as big as England.
He's twice her size (= much bigger than she is).

More examples

  • I wouldn't work for them even if they paid me twice my current salary.
  • I've paid this bill twice by mistake.
  • We speak on the phone about twice a week.
  • The shoes will stretch a little after you've worn them once or twice.
  • 5 goes into 11 twice with 1 left over.

(Definition of “twice” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"twice" in American English

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twiceadverb [ not gradable ]

us /twɑɪs/

two times:

Take the medicine twice a day.
I’ve already asked him twice.

(Definition of “twice” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)