bent double

bent a long way forwards, for example because you are in pain or laughing a lot

Everyone in the room was bent double with laughter.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • bent double — 1. Folded 2. Doubled up, bending forward 3. Stooping • • • Main Entry: ↑double * * * bent double phrase bent a long way forwards, for example because you are in pain or laughing a lot Everyone in the room was bent double with laughter …   Useful english dictionary

  • bent — [[t]be̱nt[/t]] 1) Bent is the past tense and past participle of bend. 2) ADJ GRADED If an object is bent, it is damaged and no longer has its correct shape. The trees were all bent and twisted from the wind. 3) ADJ GRADED If a person is bent,… …   English dictionary

  • double — doub|le1 W2S1 [ˈdʌbəl] adj [usually before noun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(of two parts)¦ 2¦(two different uses)¦ 3¦(twice as big)¦ 4¦(for two people)¦ 5¦(two letters/numbers)¦ 6¦(flower)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: Latin duplus, from duo …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • double — [[t]dʌ̱b(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦ doubles, doubling, doubled 1) ADJ: ADJ n You use double to indicate that something includes or is made of two things of the same kind. ...a pair of double doors into the room from the new entrance hall. ...a lone skier… …   English dictionary

  • double — 1 / dVbFl/ adjective 1 OF TWO PARTS consisting of two parts that are similar or exactly the same: You can t park on double yellow lines. 2 double l/s/9 etc BrE spoken used when you are spelling a word or telling someone a number, to show that a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bent — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ natural ▪ artistic, intellectual, literary, philosophical, political, scientific VERB + BENT …   Collocations dictionary

  • double — dou|ble1 [ dʌbl ] adjective *** 1. ) consisting of two things or parts of the same type: He went through the double doors. Place the bacon on a double layer of paper towels. a ) involving two things happening at the same time: a double murder He… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • double — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French duble, double, from Latin duplus (akin to Greek diploos), from duo two + plus multiplied by; akin to Old English feald fold more at two, fold Date: 13th century 1. having a twofold… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bent — bent1 [bent] the past tense and past participle of ↑bend bent 2 bent2 adj 1.) something that is bent is no longer flat or straight ▪ a bent nail ▪ Stand with your knees slightly bent. ▪ He breathed in deeply, bent double in pain (=with the top… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • double — adj., adv., n., & v. adj. 1 a consisting of two usu. equal parts or things; twofold. b consisting of two identical parts. 2 twice as much or many (double the amount; double the number; double thickness). 3 having twice the usual size, quantity,… …   Useful english dictionary

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