double or nothing

adverb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of double or nothing

US
:with the result that a gambler either wins two times as much money as he or she has already won or loses all of the money
  • I won $20 on the first game but lost it on the second game going double or nothing.

Word by Word Definitions

double play
  1. : having a twofold relation or character : dual

  2. : consisting of two usually combined members or parts

  3. : being twice as great or as many

  1. : to make twice as great or as many: such as

  2. : to increase by adding an equal amount

  3. : to amount to twice the number of

  1. : to twice the extent or amount

  2. : two together

  3. : downward and forward from the usual position

  1. : something twice the usual size, strength, speed, quantity, or value: such as

  2. : a double amount

  3. : a base hit that enables the batter to reach second base

nothing play
  1. : not any thing : no thing

  2. : no part

  3. : one of no interest, value, or consequence

  1. : not at all : in no degree

  1. : something that does not exist

  2. : the absence of all magnitude or quantity

  3. : nothingness, nonexistence

  1. : of no account : worthless


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