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Multiply (a number)‘you times the six by four to get twenty-four’
- ‘Four hours later, he was found one and a half times over the drink-drive limit.’
- ‘Pike said the airline spent four times more money running the service than it received in revenue.’
- ‘In the process it has been thickened to nearly 2.5 times the worldwide average.’
- ‘I left the shop 30 minutes later, having spent four times what I had anticipated.’
- ‘I believe I can build a company ten times the size without a desk.’
- ‘If a times b is seven hundred and six and one fiftieth, and if c is thirty six and nine tenths more than a.’
- ‘Perhaps those candidates who couldn't do timesing and taking away were part of the 1% who failed.’
- ‘Individuals who report insomnia lasting for one year are forty times more likely than normal to develop clinical depression.’
- ‘Something that looks cheap when buying one is still a huge amount timesed by 100!’
- ‘Now I knew how long Brenda would take to get an eighth of the way around, so I timesed 3 by 8.’
- ‘Then I took the 36 grams of carbohydrates and timesed that by the number of carbohydrates and I got 144.’
- ‘They have now at this point five times more the number of seats in parliament than they had before.’
- ‘He sees his brothers with four times the amount of money in their pockets.’
- ‘But a ship five times their size would seem impossible… or is it?’
- ‘Little wonder the city's homicide rate stands at 10 times the national average.’
- ‘Sales top $1,000 per square foot, three times the industry average.’
- ‘On average, the $5,500 is matched by seven times the grant amount.’
- ‘"We're ten times the size of anyone else, " Pierce bragged.’
- ‘The men's suicide rate is three and a half times higher.’
- ‘Myocardial infarction is 4.2 times more likely to occur within an hour of smoking cannabis.’
- ‘And it will differ from developments in America in only one respect: it will happen many times faster.’
- ‘That number was then timesed by 3 and the minus sign was added again.’
- ‘International travelers, who surveys indicate spend six times what domestic tourists do in New York, have largely disappeared.’
- ‘It was like the worst thunder storm in the world timesed by fifty!’
Late 20th century: use as a verb of times expressing multiplication (dating from late Middle English): see time (sense 5 of the noun).
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