One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[WITH OBJECT]usually be double-parked
Park (a vehicle) alongside one that is already parked at the side of the road.
- ‘After the meeting he said: ‘There is the added danger of cars parked on both sides of the road and delivery vans double-parked by the shops to make deliveries.’’
- ‘We're double-parked outside a store, trying to find what we need, while talking to our mother on the cell-phone.’
- ‘He double-parked his car in order to grab a cup of coffee.’
- ‘Then they retreated to the police car double-parked outside the gate and presently drove away.’
- ‘How many times have you seen a vehicle double-parked in Independence Avenue in the CBD, neatly locked and the driver missing?’
- ‘I double-parked because I couldn't find a parking place and started walking back and noticed that it was my building.’
- ‘All up and down the road, cars were parked on the zigzags and some were even double-parked and cars going up and down the road were going at a speedway too fast for the area and time of day.’
- ‘One police car is double-parked out front, and the door of the row house is propped open.’
- ‘Finding parking at this hour is a struggle, with cars double-parked along the street.’
- ‘The traffic police have their hands full regulating traffic during school hours and they are often helpless when parents in a hurry double-park cars.’
- ‘But we did, in a civic ceremony in downtown Vancouver, BC, conducted with a speed and romance that suggested our officiator was double-parked.’
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