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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


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


5. line up (motion) arrange in ranks

SamplesDress troops.


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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