- 1 1.1 (twice as much) [amount/portion] doble a double brandy/vodka un coñac/vodka doble she's double your age te dobla la edad it's double that es el doble de eso we get double pay on Sundays los domingos nos pagan el doble or nos dan paga doble a double dip (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] dos bolas or un doble de heladoMore example sentences1.2 (in pair) [consonant] doble my number is double three seven double four eight (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) mi número es tres tres siete, cuatro cuatro ocho it's spelled with a double 't' se escribe con dos tes a double negative [Linguistics/Lingüística] una doble negación double bend curva (feminine) en S ([ read as: curva en ese ]) a double six [Games/Juegos] un seis doble or un doble seis inflation reached double figures o digits la inflación alcanzó/rebasó el 10%
More example sentences1.3 (for two) [room] doble; [bed] de matrimonio, de dos plazas (Latin America/América Latina)
- They were served in generous quantity, almost double normal size.
- The bunker is the size of a double garage with 3 fences around it, a microwave intruder alarm detection system and 32 armed policemen.
- Opened flat, the double page size is 7 x 5.5 inches, quite large enough for an effective sketch should I want to get serious.
More example sentences1.4 (folded) doble to fold sth double doblar algo por la mitad he was bent double with the pain se retorcía del dolor
- I mean, who has three sets of double letters in their name?
- People think there can't possibly be two lots of double letters in one word so they often drop one set.
- Moreover, the double letter ‘a’ is atypical in the German language.
- I've got a caravan to myself with quite a bit of room - sofa, double bed, etc - a few yards from the main farm house.
- Kane now sleeps on the living room sofa as Ikolo and her baby share the double bed in her room.
- £235,000 buys you a 99-year lease on a small serviced room with a double bed, en-suite shower and all mod cons.
- 2 2.1 (dual) doble a double purpose un doble propósito 2.2 (false) to lead a double life llevar una doble vida to play a double game hacer* un doble juegoMore example sentences
- Reinforcing this effect are a series of terraces leading invitingly from formal and casual living areas through sets of double doors to the home paddock and bush beyond.
- Because of the large double doors it lends itself to easy access for deliveries with ample parking to the front and side of the building.
- There was a mesh grille behind the double doors, and I wondered if anyone else was there.
- 1 1.1 (hotel room) doble (feminine) 1.2 (of spirits) medida (feminine) doble
- 2 (lookalike) doble (masculine and feminine)
- 3 3.1 (in bridge, dice, dominoes, darts) doble (masculine) to throw a double sacar* un doble 3.2 (in billiards) doblete (masculine); (in baseball) doble (masculine), doblete (masculine) 3.3 [Sport/Deporte] (double win) doblete (masculine) 3.4 (in gambling) double or nothing o (British English/inglés británico) quits (el) doble o nada
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 2 (fold) [paper/cloth] doblar por la mitad; [fist] (American English/inglés norteamericano) cerrar*
- 3 [Cinema/Cine] [Theater/Teatro] she doubles the parts of maid and princess interpreta dos papeles: el de criada y el de princesa
- 4 (sail around) [headland/cape] doblar
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 2 (have dual role) the table doubles as a desk la mesa también se usa como escritorio somebody doubled for him in the dangerous scenes alguien lo doblaba en las escenas peligrosas the clarinetist doubles on saxophone el clarinetista también toca el saxofón
- 3 (in bridge, billiards) doblar
double backverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [person/vehicle/animal] volver* sobre sus pasos the path doubled back on itself el camino doblaba sobre sí mismo
double oververb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [person] double up 1
double upverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (bend, fold up) [person] doblarse en dos to double up with laughter morirse* or desternillarse de risa 1.2 (share) compartir la habitación ( or cama etc) 1.3 (redouble) (American English/inglés norteamericano) doblar
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.