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DOUBLE UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does double up mean? 

DOUBLE UP (verb)
  The verb DOUBLE UP has 3 senses:

1. bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
2. share a room or a bed designed for only one person
3. stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager

  Familiarity information: DOUBLE UP used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOUBLE UP (verb)


Sense 1double up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

double over; double up; double

Context example:

He doubled and vomited violently

Hypernyms (to "double up" is one way to...):

bend; flex (form a curve)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2double up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Share a room or a bed designed for only one person

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "double up" is one way to...):

share (use jointly or in common)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 3double up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

parlay; double up

Hypernyms (to "double up" is one way to...):

back; bet on; gage; game; punt; stake (place a bet on)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s on something


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