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noun double pronunciation in British English /ˈdʌb(ə)l/
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  1. 2
    [uncountable] twice as much money
    Whatever he’s offering, we’ll pay you double.
  2. 3
    [countable] an amount of a strong alcoholic drink that is twice the usual amount
    Two brandies please, and make mine a double.
  3. 4
    [countable] a double room
    I’d booked two single rooms, but they gave us a double.
  4. 5
    [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 here 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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