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double
British English: /ˈdʌb(ə)l/
American English: /ˈdəb(ə)l/

Translation of double in Italian:

adjective

  • 1 (twice as much)
    (portion, dose)
    he was given a double helping of strawberries
    gli hanno servito una porzione doppia di fragole
    a double vodka
    una vodka doppia
  • 2 (when spelling, giving number) See examples:Anne is spelt (British English) o spelled (American English) with a double “n”
    Anne si scrive con due “n”
    eight double five four (8554)
    otto cinque cinque quattro
    two double four (244)
    due quattro quattro
  • 3 (dual, twofold) See examples:double advantage to serve a double purpose
    servire a un duplice scopo
    a remark with a double meaning
    un'affermazione con un doppio senso
    double murder double-page advertisement
    pubblicità su pagina doppia
  • 4 (intended for two people or things)
    (sheet, blanket)
    (garage etc.)
    (ticket, invitation)
    per due

adverb

  • 1 (twice)
    il doppio, due volte tanto
    she earns double what I earn I need double this amount
    ho bisogno del doppio di questa quantità
    it'll take double the time
    impiegherò il doppio del tempo
    she's double his age unemployment is double what it was last year
    la disoccupazione è il doppio dell'anno scorso
    double three is six
    due volte tre fa sei

noun

  • 1I'll have a double please (drink)
    per me doppio, grazie

also: doubles plural noun

transitive verb

  • 1 (increase twofold)
    (amount, price, rent, dose etc.)
    moltiplicare per due
    (number)

intransitive verb

  • 3to double for somebody (Cinema)
    fare la controfigura di qualcuno
    (Theatre)
    fare il sostituto di qualcuno
  • 4 (serve dual purpose) See examples:the sofa doubles as a bed
    il divano fa anche da letto
    the study doubles as a bedroom
    lo studio fa anche da camera da letto
    the gardener doubles as a chauffeur
    il giardiniere fa anche da autista
    this actor doubles as the king in Act II
    questo attore interpreta anche la parte del re nel secondo atto

Idioms

on o at the double

[figurative]
di corsa, in fretta
(Military)

double or quits!

(in gambling)
lascia o raddoppia!

Phrasal verbs

double back

(road, track etc.)

double over:

double [something] over (fold, bend)
(blanket, dressing etc.)

double up:

double up 1.1 (bend one's body)
piegarsi in due
he doubled up in pain, with laughter, he was doubled up with pain, with laughter
si piegava in due, era piegato in due dal dolore, dalle risate
1.2 (share sleeping accommodation)
dividere la stanza
1.3 (British English) (in betting)
fare una duplice

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