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English verb: line up

1. line up (stative) form a line


SamplesThe buildings all line up neatly.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

2. line up (possession) get something or somebody for a specific purpose


SamplesI found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener.
I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing.
The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter.


Synonymscome up, find, get hold


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get

3. line up (motion) form a queue, form a line, stand in line


SamplesCustomers lined up in front of the store.


Synonymsqueue, queue up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)stand, stand up


Entailwait

4. line up (change) place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight


SamplesAlign the car with the curb.
Align the sheets of paper on the table.


Synonymsadjust, align, aline


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)reorient


Narrower (hyponym)address, collimate, concenter, concentre, focalise, focalize, focus, realign, realine, synchronise, synchronize, true, true up


Antonymsskew

5. line up (motion) arrange in ranks


SamplesDress troops.


Synonymsdress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)position

6. line up (competition) take one's position before a kick-off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)play


Domain categoryfootball, football game









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