lead a double life

Definition of lead a double life

:to not tell the whole truth about one's life

Word by Word Definitions

lead play
  1. : to guide on a way especially by going in advance

  2. : to direct on a course or in a direction

  3. : to serve as a channel for

  1. : leadership

  2. : example, precedent

  3. : position at the front : vanguard

  1. : acting or serving as a lead (see 2lead) or leader

  1. : a bluish-white soft malleable ductile plastic but inelastic heavy metallic element found mostly in combination and used especially in pipes, cable sheaths, batteries, solder, and shields against radioactivity — see Chemical Elements Table

  2. : a plummet for sounding at sea

  3. : a usually flat lead roof

  1. : to cover, line, or weight with lead (see 4lead)

  2. : to fix (window glass) in position with leads

  3. : to put space between the lines of (typeset matter)

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

life play
  1. : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

  2. : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

  3. : an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model


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