Phrasal Verbs Using '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.