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double up

  

      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  
      n  
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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double

  

      adj  
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  
      vb  
3    duplicate, enlarge, fold, grow, increase, magnify, multiply, plait, repeat  
      n  
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  
double-cross     
betray, cheat, cozen, defraud, hoodwink, mislead, sell down the river     (informal)   swindle, trick, two-time     (informal)  
double-dealer     
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)  
double-dealing  
1   
      n   bad faith, betrayal, cheating, deceit, deception, dishonesty, duplicity, foul play, hypocrisy, mendacity, perfidy, treachery, trickery, two-timing     (informal)  
2   
      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
o.
used to say briefly "www" (instead of "double u, double u, double u")
[Comp.] mostly in spoken language
exp.
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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