double up


doubled up; doubling up; doubles up

intransitive verb

: to share accommodations designed for one

Examples of double up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Santana beat Coronado 14-8 and La Jolla doubled up El Segundo, 12-6. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Nov. 2023 Because of the discomfort of doubling up on the jet skis, half of the men rode in the supply boat for much of the way. Oleksandr Chubko, New York Times, 22 Oct. 2023 Taylor saves seeds in glass jars, Murphy uses envelopes and Thompson-Adolf doubles up, putting the seeds in an envelope before placing it in a glass jar. Lauren David, Washington Post, 3 Oct. 2023 This salad doubles up on greens—with broccoli and baby arugula—and it's all brought together with a bright and briny lemon-honey dressing. Patricia Shannon, Southern Living, 4 Sep. 2023 The talk about doubling up on Olympic medals next summer can wait. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, 6 July 2023 This dishwasher has a stylish yet functional wooden top that can double up as extra counter space as well. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Oct. 2023 Morgan Wallen is doubling up on his One Night at a Time 2024 tour, adding back-to-back shows in each city and making his May Nashville stop a three-peat with a trio of consecutive nights at Music City’s Nissan Stadium. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 29 Sep. 2023 For the beginning bass fisherman looking to level up the game and try their hand at a casting rod, Duckett’s Silverado Casting rod doubles up as my best bass fishing rod for beginners pick as well. Rob McDonald, Field & Stream, 13 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double up was in 1789

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“Double up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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