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      vb   adv  
1    to bend or cause to bend in two  
he doubled up with the pain     
2    intr   to share a room or bed designed for one person, family, etc.  
3    intr     (Brit)   to use the winnings from one bet as the stake for another,   (U.S. and Canadian term)    parlay  
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parlay     (U.S. and Canadian)  
      vb   tr  
1    to stake (winnings from one bet) on a subsequent wager,   (Brit. equivalent)    double up         
2    to exploit (one's talent) to achieve worldly success  
3    a bet in which winnings from one wager are staked on another, or a series of such bets  
     (C19: variant of paroli, via French from Neapolitan Italian parolo, from paro a pair, from Latin par equal, par)  

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1    binate     (Botany)   coupled, doubled, dual, duplicate, in pairs, paired, twice, twin, twofold  
2    deceitful, dishonest, false, hypocritical, insincere, Janus-faced, knavish     (archaic)   perfidious, treacherous, two-faced, vacillating  
3    duplicate, enlarge, fold, grow, increase, magnify, multiply, plait, repeat  
4    clone, copy, counterpart, dead ringer     (slang)   Doppelgänger, duplicate, fellow, impersonator, lookalike, mate, replica, ringer     (slang)   spitting image     (informal)   twin  
5    at or on the double      at full speed, briskly, immediately, in double-quick time, pdq     (slang)   posthaste, quickly, without delay  

double back     
backtrack, circle, dodge, loop, retrace one's steps, return, reverse  
betray, cheat, cozen, defraud, hoodwink, mislead, sell down the river     (informal)   swindle, trick, two-time     (informal)  
betrayer, cheat, con man     (informal)   cozener, deceiver, dissembler, double-crosser     (informal)   fraud, fraudster, grifter     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   hypocrite, rogue, snake in the grass     (informal)   swindler, traitor, two-timer     (informal)  
      n   bad faith, betrayal, cheating, deceit, deception, dishonesty, duplicity, foul play, hypocrisy, mendacity, perfidy, treachery, trickery, two-timing     (informal)  
      adj   cheating, crooked     (informal)   deceitful, dishonest, duplicitous, fraudulent, hypocritical, lying, perfidious, sneaky, swindling, treacherous, tricky, two-faced, two-timing     (informal)   underhanded, untrustworthy, wily  
double entendre     
ambiguity, double meaning, innuendo, play on words, pun  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
used to say briefly "www" (instead of "double u, double u, double u")
[Comp.] mostly in spoken language
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
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