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[for a person] to bend at the waist. Suddenly, he doubled over and collapsed. The people in the audience doubled over with laughter.
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.
double overalso double up
to suddenly bend forward and down, usually because of pain or laughter A sudden, sharp pain made him double over.
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.