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Synonyms of double in English:


  • 1 a double garage double yellow lines
    dual, duplex, twin, binary, duplicate, in pairs, coupled, twofold
    [Antonyms] single
  • 2 a double helping
    doubled, twofold
  • 3 a double meaning
    ambiguous, equivocal, dual, two-edged, double-edged, ambivalent, cryptic, enigmatic
    [Antonyms] unambiguous
  • 4 a double life
    hypocritical, false, duplicitous, insincere, deceiving, dissembling, dishonest
    [Antonyms] simple, honest
  • adverb

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  • 1 we had to pay double
    twice (over), twice the amount, doubly
  • noun

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  • 1 if it's not her, it's her double
    look-alike, twin, clone, duplicate, exact likeness, replica, copy, facsimile, doppelgänger
  • 2 she used a double for the stunts
    stand-in, substitute
  • verb

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  • 1 they doubled his salary
    multiply by two, increase twofold
  • 2 the bottom sheet had been doubled up
    fold (back/up/down/over/under), turn back/up/down/over/under, tuck back/up/down/under
  • 3 the kitchen can double as a dining room
    function, do, (also) serve
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    bi-, di-1 forming words meaning ‘having two’ or ‘double,’ such as biped (‘an animal that walks on two feet’) and dioxide (‘an oxide with two atoms of oxygen to one of a metal or other element’)


    on the double

    hold tight, we'll be there on the double
    very quickly, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a run, at a gallop, fast, swiftly, rapidly, speedily, at full speed, at full tilt, as fast as possible
    informal like (greased) lightning, like the wind, like a bat out of hell, lickety-split, pretty damn quick, PDQ

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