double up


verb (adverb)

to bend or cause to bend in twohe doubled up with the pain
(intr) to share a room or bed designed for one person, family, etc
(intr) British to use the winnings from one bet as the stake for anotherUS and Canadian term: parlay

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Idioms and Phrases with double up

double up

1

Bend over suddenly, as in pain or laughter. For example, She doubled up with a cramp. [Late 1800s]

2

Share accommodations meant for one person, as in The hotel ran out of rooms, so we had to double up. [Late 1700s]

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