lead a double life

Definition of lead a double life

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to direct on a course or in a direction

    :  to serve as a channel for

  1. :  leadership

    :  example, precedent

    :  position at the front :  vanguard

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

  1. :  a plummet for sounding at sea

    :  a usually flat lead roof

    :  lead framing for panes in windows

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

    :  to fix (window glass) in position with leads

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

doubleplay
  1. :  having a twofold relation or character :  dual

    :  consisting of two usually combined members or parts

    :  being twice as great or as many

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

    :  to increase by adding an equal amount

    :  to amount to twice the number of

  1. :  to twice the extent or amount

    :  two together

    :  downward and forward from the usual position

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

    :  a double amount

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

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

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

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

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model


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