from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To move or cause to move at double time: The troops double-timed to the mess hall. The sergeant double-timed the platoon.

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  • v. to march at double time.
  • v. to order troops to march at double time.


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  • So, its a matter of saying: Well, I can either sit here and reject, or I can do double-time embracing of something else just to reassure myself that I'm not against the world.

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  • The artists are also working double-time to create not one, but two wax likenesses of Pattinson – one for Madame Tussauds New York and one for Madame Tussauds London.

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  • But beyond the potential salaciousness, "Number One," is a great song, an energetic baby-maker with Keri Hilson that flips into a double-time house track a few bars before each chorus to show you just how fast of a slow jam it is.

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  • It was time, and double-time, and over-time beyond that, but the feeding was generous and the wages ran from forty-five to sixty dollars a month.


  • Towards the end of standout All the Heavy Lifting, when he switches to double-time kick drums, it's as if all the sonic promises metal has made are being met.

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  • It's Sunday, though, and I can't pass up double-time.

    Football and Knots

  • Content: The usual bluster, spit in the usual ways except for Hova, who goes double-time.

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  • When that child has grown, so much like me, but also so unrecognizable as the swaddled infant I spoke to in double-time so he'd have all the advantages of language that two-parent children had, we'll need these writings.

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  • Thran's heart marched at double-time and he felt the sweat trickle down his spine.

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  • Relief cascaded through Dante and his heart slowed its double-time march against his ribs.

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