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1Bend over or curl up, typically because one is overcome with pain or mirth.‘Billy started to double up with laughter’
- ‘Considering the weight of much of the material, the slapstick tone of the performance is extraordinary, with Dylan doubling up with laughter during duets with earnest folk-queen Joan Baez.’
- ‘He cried out again, a less intelligible scream, and doubled up with wave after abject wave of nauseating pain.’
- ‘Almost immediately he cried out, doubling up as the pain knifed through him.’
- ‘The blonde scowled which made me double up with laughter.’
- ‘Customers and staff alike doubled up in gales of mirth and McIlrath fled empty-handed from the premises.’
- ‘Jessie looked at Mitch, who was fighting with all his might not to double up with laughter.’
- ‘Ladies, the men in your life won't see a doctor until they're doubled up in pain - which may be too late.’
- ‘Instead of reply Crystal kicked him in the stomach and Dave doubled up with pain.’
- ‘White, who was seeing a specialist today after doubling up in agony while delivering a bouncer to Mark Butcher, now faces another long spell out of cricket.’
- ‘That helped her shoulder but hurt her stomach and she spent most of Friday night doubled up in pain.’
- ‘I almost doubled up in pain, but tried to keep some composure.’
- ‘My friends found her carefully-staged ‘concern’ hilarious - they couldn't tell the story without doubling up with laugher.’
- ‘If Allison finds herself doubling up with stomach pain, or if she has a cramping sensation, this might be a good choice.’
- ‘He doubled up in pain and she ran to Steve, grabbed him and then ran out of the room.’
- ‘After doubling up in agony with further rib problems on Sunday while bowling against Surrey in the National League match at The Oval, White said he would not be turning his arm over again for at least two or three weeks.’
- ‘I can still see his face one night when he was laying in bed doubled up in pain, and crying because he thought he was going to die.’
- ‘Almost every week at least one customer would come into the shop doubled up with labour pains, to wait in the back room for Dad or one of the grocery boys to ring for a taxi to deliver her to St Helen's.’
- ‘A cry of ‘cheap shot’ from the field was clearly audible in the stand directly after an incident which saw Murray double up in pain, clutching his ribs.’
- ‘Then they got him plum in the back of the head, making him double up and sink to his knees in pain.’
- ‘Shooting pains from my stomach caused me to double up.’
2Share a room.‘“Where's Jimmy going to sleep?” “He can double up with Bert.”’
- ‘‘We are cramped together and having to double up in rooms,’ he said.’
- ‘The chronic lack of housing means some teachers have to double up and share quarters.’
- ‘But Shrewsbury jail had 91 per cent of prisoners doubling up, Leicester had 89 per cent and Preston 84 per cent.’
- ‘I check to see where the quick changes are and which cast members are doubling up, and then I make a plan.’
- ‘Frances Kent, a hotwalker who has lived at Laurel the past 15 years, said the consolidation of training sites will force track workers to double up in rooms that are only 11x12 feet.’
- ‘A 34-year-old male discussed why he was no longer able to double up with family and had to move into a shelter.’
- ‘One-fourth of them double up with other families in cramped living quarters.’
3Use the winnings from a bet as stake for another bet.
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