Skip to main content

Difference between Double as someone and Double for someone

double as someone—(of an actor) act the part of two characters in the same play:

  • Peck doubled as the hearty Yorkshireman and the sinister Sir Mulberry Hawk in “Nicholas Nickleby.”

double for someoneact as a replacement for a person who is ill, on holiday, etc.:

  • I was just a stuntman on the film, but I doubled for the head villain himself, Mr. Suzuki.