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verb double pronunciation in American English /ˈdʌb(ə)l/
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present tense
present participledoubling
past tensedoubled
past participledoubled
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to become twice as big, twice as much, or twice as many
    The number of people out of work has doubled in the last five years.
    double in size/amount/price etc.: Their house has doubled in value since they bought it.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to increase something so that it is twice as big, twice as much, or twice as many
      The government is threatening to double the tax on liquor.
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    double over

    [transitive] to fold something so that it has two layers of equal size


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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