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noun     double pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] an amount of a strong alcoholic drink that is twice the usual amount

    Two brandies please, and make mine a double.

  2. 2
    [countable] a double room

    I’d reserved two single rooms, but all they could offer us was a double.

  3. 3
    [countable] someone who looks very similar to another person
    someone’s double:

    He’s his father’s double.

    1. a.
      cinema an actor who takes the place of another actor when making difficult or dangerous parts of a movie
  4. 4
    [uncountable] twice as much money

    Whatever he’s offering, we’ll pay you double.

  5. 5
    [countable] in baseball, a situation in which someone hits the ball far enough to be able to run to second base
  6. 6
    [countable] two victories or successes that you achieve at the same time or one after the other
    score a double:

    Beck also scored a double, winning best male artist and best album.

    go for the double (=try to win two competitions):

    After his victory in Paris, he’s going to go for the double at Wimbledon.

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    [uncountable] a game such as tennis played between pairs of players. Singles is the word for a game played between individual players

    He teamed up with his brother in the men’s doubles .

    Who’s your doubles partner?

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  8. 8
    [countable] informal a bet on a horse race in which any money that you win on one race is risked on a second race
  9. 9
    [countable] a throw in the game of darts, when a player wins twice as many points by throwing a dart so that it lands in a small area near the edge of the board
  10. 10
    [countable] in a game using dice, a throw in which two dice show the same number
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