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double British & World English

A thing which is twice as large as usual or is made up of two standard units or things

doubles in double British & World English

(Especially in tennis and badminton) a game or competition involving sides made up of two players

mixed doubles British & World English

(Especially in tennis and badminton) a game or competition involving sides each consisting of a man and a woman

body double British & World English

A stand-in for a film actor used during stunt or nude scenes

double back in double British & World English

Go back in the direction one has come

double down in double British & World English

(In blackjack) double a bet after seeing one’s initial cards, with the requirement that one additional card be drawn

double up in double British & World English

Bend over or curl up, typically because one is overcome with pain or laughter

double back British & World English

Go back in the direction one has come

double down British & World English

(In blackjack) double a bet after seeing one’s initial cards, with the requirement that one additional card be drawn

double up British & World English

Bend over or curl up, typically because one is overcome with pain or laughter

redouble British & World English

Make or become much greater, more intense, or more numerous

daily double British & World English

A single bet on the winners of two named races in a day

business double British & World English

A double made with the intention of increasing the penalty points scored by a partnership if they defeat their opponents' contract

double-double British & World English

A cup of coffee with a double serving of both sugar and cream

optical double British & World English

A group of two stars which appear to constitute a double star due to their being in the same line of sight as seen from the earth, but are actually at different distances

penalty double British & World English

Another term for business double.

take-out double British & World English

A double which, by convention, requires one’s partner to bid, used to convey information rather than to score penalty points