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double over

[for a person] to bend at the waist. Suddenly, he doubled over and collapsed. The people in the audience doubled over with laughter.
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double someone over

to cause someone to bend at the waist. The blow to the back of the head doubled Steve over. The wind almost doubled over the children running for home.
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double over

also double up
to suddenly bend forward and down, usually because of pain or laughter A sudden, sharp pain made him double over.
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double over

v.
1. To bend or fold something back upon itself at the middle: We had to double over the invitations to fit them in the envelopes. I doubled my ticket over and stuck it in my pocket.
2. To bend or fold in half at the middle: These lawn chairs double over so you can store them in a small space.
3. To cause someone to bend over from the waist: The bad smell doubled the kids over when they entered the school. The comedian's funny jokes doubled us over.
4. To bend over from the waist: When he got the bad news, he just doubled over. She was so sick from the flu that she doubled over.
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But Hightown remain top after completing a double over St Helens Recs .
4 overs, including nine maidens, as St Asaph completed the double over Bangor at Ty Newydd.
Ormskirk were made to battle for their winning 183-7, just making it with six balls to go for a 20-6 points victory and a double over the Bay.
Chasing a double over the side relegated with them last September, having inflicted a six wickets defeat on Huyton only a fortnight earlier, Colwyn instead found the unwelcome weather impeding their progress.
None of us are natural dancers but at practice sessions, fellow club members have been stunned by our double overs, push-me-pull-yous and circle-outs," he said.