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doubled

duh buhld

  • v  increase twofold
    The population doubled within 50 years
  • v  hit a two-base hit
  • v  bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
    He doubled and vomited violently
  • v  do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions
  • v  bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)
  • v  make or do or perform again
  • s  twice as great or many
    the dose is doubled

  • Rocketing food prices some of which have more than doubled in two years have sparked riots in numerous countries recently.
  • From the Department of Inscrutable Data Points comes word that e-book sales for Amazon's Kindle its digital reading device-have doubled during the past two months.
  • Researchers at England's West Midlands Health Protection Agency found that in less than a decade, STD rates had more than doubled among people ages 45 and older.
News & Articles

  • Dodgers 5, Diamondbacks 3
    a-doubled for Ziegler in the 8th. b-was hit by a pitch for Guerrier in the 8th.
    June 12, 2013 - KENS 5 San Antonio
  • Imperial Brown celebrates first anniversary, doubled growth
    The company formed by the merger of a Salisbury commercial freezer and cooler manufacturer and a West Coast counterpart has doubled its workforce in the past year, and could do that again, a company official says.
    June 12, 2013 - The Salisbury Post
  • NHL conference finals' viewership doubles from '12
    The NHL conference finals' television viewership more than doubled from last year. With three large-market teams and three clubs with recent histories of luring audiences, the Blackhawks-Kings and Bruins-Penguins ...
    June 11, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Robert Gates in International Herald Tribune
    Because people were stuck in old ways of doing business, it's been like pulling teeth,Gates said of his prodding. "While we've doubled this capability in recent months, it is still not good enough."
  • Barack Obama in ABC News
    We are not going to get relief by turning back to the very same policies that for the last eight years doubled the national debt and threw our economy into a tailspin,Obama said - an implicit criticism of the GOP that was in power during that...
  • Steve Jobs in InfoWorld
    There was an article recently that said iTunes sales have slowed dramatically. I don't know what date they're looking at,said Jobs. "What we see is iTunes sales were really up this year. We doubled the number of songs we sold in 2006. We...

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