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double

1. (of flowers) having more than the normal number of petals
2. Maths
a. (of a root) being one of two equal roots of a polynomial equation
b. (of an integral) having an integrand containing two independent variables requiring two integrations, in each of which one variable is kept constant
3. Music
a. (of an instrument) sounding an octave lower than the pitch indicated by the notation
b. (of time) duple, usually accompanied by the direction alla breve
4. an actor who plays two parts in one play
5. Bridge a call that increases certain scoring points if the last preceding bid becomes the contract
6. Billiards Snooker a strike in which the object ball is struck so as to make it rebound against the cushion to an opposite pocket
7. a bet on two horses in different races in which any winnings from the horse in the first race are placed on the horse in the later race
8. Chiefly RC Church one of the higher-ranking feasts on which the antiphons are recited both before and after the psalms
9. Music an ornamented variation in 16th and 17th century music
10. 
a. the narrow outermost ring on a dartboard
b. a hit on this ring
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Pakistan double-crossed the US in allowing its air bases to launch thousands of attacks into Afghanistan.
Tommy 'Tar' Robertson Double-Crossed the Nazis (2011); Harris, supra note 3; Russell Miller, Codename Tricycle: The True Story Of The Second World War's Most Extraordinary Double Agent (2005).
Cronin, "and editorialize that you are going to be set up for a double-cross, well, that is just negatively coloring the issue."
The cultivars were nine commercial single-cross hybrids (Cargill 3677 and 4111; DeKalb Brand DK449 and DK442; Mycogen 2500, 2275, and 2395; Ottilie RO2431 and RO2439) (1) and all possible 36 double-cross hybrids (reciprocals excluded) produced by crossing the single crosses.
But less than a week after the murder, Kelly engineered a diabolical double-cross that led to the murder of Babyface and pal Napper, 38.
First up, he's needed to help solve a murder that plays to his ability to double-cross. Meanwhile, Watson discovers that her new patient has exceptional investigative skills, and realises she too has a head for solving crimes.
SO IT looks like the Government is preparing to double-cross us on the tram funding.
He is still involved in his own brand of spying, while coping with a map-maker sergeant who cannot shoot or kill, plus native allies who may well be about to double-cross him and join the Indian Mutiny of 1857.
The Countess was the victim of a double double-cross, if such a thing is possible.
Scheming for funds to build a factory that will exploit local labor and ensure their failing fortunes, Regina and her sociopathic siblings double-cross the local banks, her husband (Horace), and one another with frightening regularity.