double

double
I. double doub‧le 1 [ˈdʌbl] adjective
twice as big, twice as much, or twice as many as usual, or twice as big, much, or many as something else:

• The number of men receiving professional degrees today is still nearly double that of women.

  [m0] II. double double 2 noun [countable, uncountable]
something that is nearly twice the size, quantity, value, or strength of something else:

• 'What did they offer you?' `Ten thousand.' `I'll give you double.'

  [m0] III. double double 3 verb [intransitive, transitive]
to become twice as much or as many, or to make something twice as big:

• The costs of providing medical insurance for employees has doubled in recent years.

• GE plans to more than double the size of its railcar leasing operation.

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Ⅰ.
double UK US /ˈdʌbl/ verb
[I] to become twice as much or as many: »

Some share prices can double in 12 months.

double in size/price/value »

He reckons the company can double in size over the next five years.

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Production more than doubled from 4 million to 8.5 million per year in three years.

[T] to make something twice as much or many: »

She is unlikely to accept, even though the offer would double her salary.

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Strong car sales more than doubled the company's profits in the first quarter.

Ⅱ.
double UK US /ˈdʌbl/ noun [U]
twice the amount, size, etc. of something else: pay/cost double »

He offered to pay them double to get the job done on time.

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The true figure is 30%, more than double the figure of 14% quoted.

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The group increased operating profit to $21.2 million, almost double its $11 million figure for last year.

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Unemployment in the region is double that of its neighbouring area.

Ⅲ.
double UK US /ˈdʌbl/ adjective
two times the size, amount, price, etc.: »

Taxis in the conference area were said to be charging double rates.

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Staff have been working double shifts, 16 hours at a time, throughout the Christmas period.

consisting of two similar things together: double digits/figures »

He warned that inflation could soon reach double digits.

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His extension number is 008, that's double zero eight.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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