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English definition of “line-up”


noun [C]     /ˈlaɪn.ʌp/
UK a group of people that has been brought together to form a team or take part in an event : Several important changes are expected in the line-up for Thursday's match against Scotland . We've got a star-studded line-up of guests on tonight's show. Van Persie will be in the starting line-up (= the players that start a football game ) for the home leg at Old Trafford.Groups of people US for identity paradeRelating to detection and solving crimes US the order in which the players in a baseball team hit the ball Baseball and roundersGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of line-up noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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