line up


1. arrange a number of people, things or tasks in a row






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soldiers/children lined up, line up work to do or a job/place to stay

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When you line up something it can mean placing things in a row or a line. It can also mean to have something prepared or arranged according to its value or importance. You will hear this in lots of contexts, Social and Professional.

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  1. The teacher lined up the children before leaving the school.
  2. The soldiers lined up at the parade for inspection.
  3. I have my study lined up ahead of the test on Friday.

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  1. The boy had a summer job lined up when school finished.
  2. Travelers like to have accommodation lined up when arriving in new places.
  3. I like to line up my materials before I begin painting so they are all to hand.

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  1. Could we line up a number of potential candidates for the interviews at the end of the month?

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  1. We need to have our accounts lined up for the audit.

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