Phrasal Verb 'Double'

We have 8 phrasal verb definitions related to 'Double'.

Double as

Meaning: Have a second function or purpose

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

Double back

Meaning: Go back the way you were coming

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

Double down

Meaning: 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

Meaning: Increase commitment to something, especially when this is risky

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

Double over

Meaning: Bend over at the waist

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

Double up

Meaning: Bend over at the waist

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

Double up

Meaning: Share accommodation because there are too many people

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

Double up as

Meaning: Have a second function or purpose

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