double-time
intransitive verb Date: 1943 to move at double time

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  • Double time — Double Dou ble (d[u^]b l), a. [OE. doble, duble, double, OF. doble, duble, double, F. double, fr. L. duplus, fr. the root of duo two, and perh. that of plenus full; akin to Gr. diplo os double. See {Two}, and {Full}, and cf. {Diploma}, {Duple}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Double Time — may refer to: Double Time (TV drama), a British one off comedy drama starring James Dreyfus Double Time (Béla Fleck album), 1984 Double Time (Leon Redbone album), 1976 Double time, in music, a type of meter and tempo or rhythmic feel Doubletime,… …   Wikipedia

  • double time — ➔ time * * * double time UK US noun [U] HR ► twice the usual rate of pay for a job: »Employers may pay double time for work performed on weekends or holidays …   Financial and business terms

  • Double Time —   [englisch, dʌbl taɪm], Verdoppelung des Tempos aus einem langsamen beziehungsweise mittleren Tempo heraus empfindet man die doppelte Zahl der Grundschläge: anstelle des Viertelbeat den Achtelbeat. Wenn beispielsweise der Solist beim Chorusspiel …   Universal-Lexikon

  • double time — n [U] double pay given to someone when they work at a time when people do not normally work …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • double-time — adj, adv especially AmE very quick or as quickly as possible ▪ Get upstairs and clean your room double time! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • double-time — adj, adv especially AmE very quick or as quickly as possible ▪ Get upstairs and clean your room double time! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • double time — n [U] double pay given to someone when they work at a time when people do not normally work …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • double time — noun uncount 1. ) double the amount you normally earn, paid when you work on days or at times when most people do not work 2. ) AMERICAN a fast speed at which people march in the military …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • double time — ► NOUN ▪ a rate of pay equal to double the standard rate …   English terms dictionary

  • double time — n. ☆ 1. a rate of payment twice as high as usual, as for work on Sundays 2. a marching cadence of 180 three foot steps a minute: normal cadence is 120 steps a minute 3. Music a) duple time b) twice as fast as the preceding tempo …   English World dictionary

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