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noun double pronunciation in American English /ˈdʌb(ə)l/ 
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pluraldoubles
  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. 4
    [uncountable] twice as much money

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

  4. 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.

  5. 7

    doubles

    [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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