HyperDic: line_up

English > 6 senses of the expression line up:
VERBstativeline upform a line
possessionline up, get hold, come up, findget something or somebody for a specific purpose
motionline up, queue up, queueform a queue, form a line, stand in line
changeline up, align, aline, adjustplace in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
motionline up, dressarrange in ranks
competitionline uptake one's position before a kick-off
English > line up: 6 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningform a line.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The buildings all line up neatly"
Broaderarrange, set upput into a proper or systematic order
Spanishalinear
Catalanalinear
English > line up: 6 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningGet something or somebody for a specific purpose.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsget hold, come up, find
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Spanishconseguir, encontrar, hacerse con
Catalanaconseguir, trobar
English > line up: 6 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningform a queue, form a line, stand in line.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsqueue up, queue
EntailswaitStay in one place and anticipate or expect something
Broaderstand, stand upBe standing
Spanishponer en fila
Catalanfer cua
Nounslineupa line of persons arranged by police for inspection or identification
English > line up: 6 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningplace in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsalign, aline, adjust
NarroweraddressAdjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting
collimateadjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument)
concenter, concentre, focalize, focalise, focusBring into focus or alignment
realign, realinealign anew or better
synchronize, synchroniseCause to indicate the same time or rate
true, true upmake level, square, balanced, or concentric
Broaderreorientset or arrange in a new or different determinate position
OppositeskewTurn or place at an angle
Spanishajustar, alinear, arreglar
Catalanalinear
English > line up: 6 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningArrange in ranks.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymdress
BroaderpositionCause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
Spanishponer en fila
English > line up: 6 senses > verb 6, competition
MeaningTake one's position before a kick-off .
PatternSomebody ----s
Categoryfootball, football gameAny of various games / games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
Broaderplayparticipate in games / games or sport

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