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double in Baseball topic

doubledouble3 ●●● S3 verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]INCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNT to become twice as big or twice as much, or to make something twice as big or twice as muchdouble in size/number/value etc Within two years the company had doubled in size. The church has doubled its membership in the last five years.double the size/number/amount etc (of something) A promise was given to double the number of police on duty.see thesaurus at increase2 [transitive] (also double over/up)FOLD to fold something in half Take a sheet of paper and double it over.3 [intransitive]DSB to hit the ball far enough to get to second base in a game of baseball double as somebody/something double back double up→ See Verb table
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doubleThe mess deck doubles as the movie lounge, with a video library housing thousands of films.The bass may however, always be doubled at the octave below if desired.Welfare spending will nearly double by the year 2002.The number of female bank managers doubled from 104 to 208.In those thirty years, San Francisco doubled in size.Allow the dough to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, until it has roughly doubled in size.In all the nine studies of monitoring, the number of cesarean deliveries was doubled in the group that was monitored.The federal government has doubled its tax on liquor.Building costs have doubled since then.In Leicester youth court, the influx of 17-year-olds has doubled the number of juvenile offenders coming before magistrates.Quarterly losses at Freeserve, Britain's biggest internet service provider, doubled to nearly $ 27m.Cleverly used it will double, treble, even quadruple the size.So the thought of watching a film in which he doubles, triples and quadruples was frankly a most scary prospect.Ralph doubled up his blankets and put them at the foot of the bed.double the size/number/amount etc (of something)According to a recent survey, one in four new borrowers takes out unemployment insurance, double the number of three years ago.Her only other suggestion was to double the amount of vanilla, to give it a flavor boost.In one facetious article he promised to show the government how to double the number of jobs in the railroad industry.It was the custom then to double the size of most infantry battalions and of many gunner and other units.Since February buyers have taken up 1.5m bales, double the amount in the same period last year.Telephone-answering machines, intended to make phoning more efficient, double the number of phone calls made.The way to outvote them was to double the number of people who held to the old ways.We will double the number of Safer Cities Schemes to cover 40 urban areas.