triple

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈtɹipəl/ or /ˈtɹipl/
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Adjective[change]

Positive
triple

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If something is triple, it is 200% bigger than something else.
    The new computer was triple the cost of the old one.
    We usually see about 30 people a day, but yesterday it was triple.

Verb[change]

Plain form
triple

Third-person singular
triples

Past tense
tripled

Past participle
tripled

Present participle
tripling

  1. (transitive) If you triple something, you multiply it by three.
    Julia tripled her income by working hard and becoming the manager.
  2. (intransitive) If something triples, it grows by 200%.
    Julia's income tripled when she became the manager.