Line-queue

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Definition

(to wait in a) line (US), queue (UK): (to wait in a) line of people
noun
I need to stand in the queue. I have to wait behind these other people before I can pay for my shopping.

to queue up (UK): to stand in line, to wait in line
verb
In American English, to queue up is expressed as to wait in line.

Pronunciation examples
UK: In Britain, a "line" is called a "queue".
US: In America, a "queue" is called a "line".

Examples

  • "The line for the toilet was enormous, so I went to the ladies' toilet, but then a woman was scared and she called the police of the stadium. The stadium police took me to the real police, we went under the stadium and they checked my papers."
  • "All non-EU passport holders please queue up to the left, and all EU passport holders please proceed to the right."
  • "It's only waiting in the queue at this point."
  • "Jean : Oh, this line is long."
  • "Polly : I don't care if it's in the queue!"

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