Those who have hotel rooms could double up with other runners and offer a bed to folks without shelter.
But Burr major made one gesticulation, and then his limbs seemed to double up beneath him, as he dropped fainting on the grass.
“Shut your hand tight and double up your arm,” he said; and Steve obeyed.
As college filled rapidly, it soon became necessary to double up, that is, put two men in one apartment.
We are just making your acquaintance, and he punched Will in the stomach, making him double up.
When the hills were too steep, we had to double up the teams and make two trips, which lengthened the journey materially.
It seemed to double up on the number of seconds allotted to a minute.
double up your right fist and fit it into the half-closed palm of your left hand.
If they were prepared to double up, two to a room, he could accommodate them.
He had gone to double up Cove for the silver fox pelt, and he had it.
late 13c., "make double," from Old French dobler, from Latin duplare, from duplus (see double (adj.)). Meaning "to work as, in addition to one's regular job" is c.1920, circus slang, from performers who also played in the band. Related: Doubled; doubling. To double up bodily is from 1814.
A blow on the stomach "doubles up" the boxer, and occasions that gasping and crowing which sufficiently indicate the cause of the injury .... [Donald Walker, "Defensive Exercises," 1840]
mid-14c., "amount twice as great," also "duplicate copy," from double (adj.).