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double time

Translation of double time in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 [Business/Comercio] paga (feminine) doble on Sundays we're on double time los domingos nos dan paga doble or nos pagan el doble
    Example sentences
    • In addition, eligible employees who do work on the holiday are paid time-and-a-half for the first 11 hours and double time after 11 hours.
    • Though it wasn't compulsory, everyone got a paid three-week holiday or bank holiday double time and days in lieu.
    • But even double time wages were not enough to entice many workers to put themselves at risk, given the inadequacies of the resources that remained.
  • 2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Military/Militar] paso (masculine) ligero
    Example sentences
    • The patrol, at any given time, would pick up a double time for a short duration and, at times, change the logical direction of its movement to prevent being targeted or trailed.
    • In the hours after the first quake in January, they marched in double time through devastated streets of Las Colinas, a neighborhood of Santa Tecla, carrying shovels across their chests like rifles.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (double-time)

  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Military/Militar] marchar a paso ligero

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