double up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v double up stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager
    • v double up bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain "He doubled and vomited violently"
    • v double up share a room or a bed designed for only one person
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Quotations

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    “Some consultants are like the bottom half of a double boiler: They get all heated up but don't know what's cooking.”

Usage

In literature:

A body lay there, doubled up and crushed into the well-like hole the men had dug.
"The Czar's Spy" by William Le Queux
Something broke, and she went right through the bottom of the berth to the floor, doubled up like a jackknife.
"Peck's Bad Boy at the Circus" by George W. Peck
Or surely you'll grow double: Up!
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth" by (Edited by William Knight)
As he doubles up his body, the plates spread themselves out.
"On the Seashore" by R. Cadwallader Smith
He was bending double, peering into the wood where he heard us running, and he straightened up like a bent whip released.
"Three John Silence Stories" by Algernon Blackwood
He doubled up, put his hands to his stomach and said to me: 'My God, I'm shot.
"The Centralia Conspiracy" by Ralph Chaplin
If the dealer turns up a natural he takes double stakes from all the players and retains the deal.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
We put up the double windows, listed the doors and turned in for the night.
"With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia" by John Ward
Now and then it hurt him so that his leg doubled up, and he stumbled.
"The Grizzly King" by James Oliver Curwood
There is a double collar about the neck, of tough, sheet rubber, and one is to draw well up about the neck.
"Lord Dolphin" by Harriet A. Cheever
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In poetry:

She had na pu'd a double rose,
A rose but only twa,
Till up then started young Tam Lin,
Says, "Lady, thou's pu nae mae.
"Tam Lin" by Andrew Lang
Ah! how they scourge me! yet my tendernesse
Doubles each lash: and yet their bitternesse:
Windes up my grief to a mysteriousnesse:
Was ever grief like mine?
"The Sacrifice" by George Herbert
A process in the weather of the world
Turns ghost to ghost; each mothered child
Sits in their double shade.
A process blows the moon into the sun,
Pulls down the shabby curtains of the skin;
And the heart gives up its dead.
"A Process In The Weather Of The Heart" by Dylan Thomas
But there he set, all doubled up, a-storin' this away:
Readin' and readin' till I said 'twas more like toil than play;
Readin' and readin' till I found he couldn't work a stroke,
And couldn't hold the plough an hour, or hardly lift a yoke.
"A Farmer's Sorrow" by Sarah Orne Jewett
"We grew up in the usual way - my friend,
My foster-brother, daily growing thinner,
While gradually I began to mend,
And thrived amazingly on double dinner.
And every one, besides my foster-mother,
Believed that either of us was the other.
"The Baby's Vengeance" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"Follow me, boys!" the hero cries. We double to the wall--
Waving his gleaming sword on high, he climbs, and follow all;
Impetuous up the mountain side he strides in warlike glee,
All heedless of the leaden hail that whistles from each tree:
"Laura Secord: The Heroine of The War Of 1812 - Act III" by Sarah Anne Curzon

In news:

The double-bill lined up for Tuesday at Tree Bar is among the most appealing musical productions to grace the intimate space with the silver maple.
Snohomish County's housing market mirrored the rest of Western Washington in October, with listings at their lowest level since February 2006 driving year-over-year sales prices up by double digits for the first time since March 2007.
'King Mo' Lawal doubles up on opportunities to fight, entertain.
Celtics forward Paul Pierce goes up for a shot on Mavericks guard Dahntay Jones during Wednesday's double -overtime win.
Adidas Sees 2013 Double-Digit Earnings Growth, 3Q Net Profit Up.
Hain added that doubling up is still a consideration for some families.
Nailers Doubled up by Jackals, 4-2.
The Gauchos and the Matadors will start the series with a Friday double header with the first game starting at 1:30pm and the second match up slated for a 3:30pm start.
He also said that the ADSL2+ upgrade will effectively double users' real-world speeds—a customer who got 2Mbps on their "up to 8Mbps" package, for example, will now get 4Mbps.
Quincy Park District is doubling up.
Doubling up News Archive.
Now it's up to 147 and the company's moving this week into adjacent offices that will double its space.
Students at St Mary Catholic School are Doubling up Against Drugs.
Doubling up Against Drugs.
ORANGE — Students at St Mary Catholic School are Doubling up Against Drugs.
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In science:

The first, Theorem 2.4, relies only on axioms A1-A6, and CH for the double scaled copies of Γ, and states that an entropy function on Γ is uniquely determined, up to an affine transformation of scale, by the relation ≺ on the double scaled copies.
The Physics and Mathematics of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
For π0 → γ γ we discussed the influence of the anomaly, CHPT calculations for this process and the ones with one or two off-shell photons, Dalitz or double Dalitz decays exist up to order p6 (Anomaly (1985)).
Report of the Working Group on Goldstone Boson Production and Decay
From the left-hand side of Eqs.(37)(38)(39), one sees that the three double-discontinuities add up to zero, i.e. only two of them are linearly independent.
Four-point functions in Keldysh basis
For two V systems with macroscopic light and dark periods the effect of the dipole-dipole interaction was investigated numerically in Ref. and analytically in Ref. and shown to be up to 30% in the double jump rate compared to independent systems.
Cooperative fluorescence effects for dipole-dipole interacting systems with experimentally relevant level configurations
The form for the quark in agrees with ours up to the double pole term.
Two-loop corrections to Higgs boson production
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