Phrasal Verbs with 'Double'

Double as

Have a second function or purpose

Example: My study DOUBLES AS a spare bedroom when we have visitors.

Double back

Go back the way you were coming

Example: When he saw the police, he DOUBLED BACK and went home.

Double down

Increase commitment to something, especially when this is risky

Example: The results were not particularly good, but they decided to DOUBLE DOWN.

Double down on

Increase commitment to something, especially when this is risky

Example: The government has DOUBLED DOWN ON its policy of giving tax breaks.

Double over

Bend over at the waist

Example: She DOUBLED OVER in pain after being hit in the stomach.

Double up

Bend over at the waist

Example: He DOUBLED UP in pain after being hit in the stomach.

Double up

Share accommodation because there are too many people

Example: We had to DOUBLE UP because we hadn't booked enough rooms.

Double up as

Have a second function or purpose

Example: The display screen DOUBLES UP AS a solar panel.