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queue

noun [C] uk   /kjuː/ UK (US line) us  
B1 a line of people, usually standing or in cars, waiting for something: Are you in the queue for tickets? There was a long queue of traffic stretching down the road. If you want tickets you'll have to join the queue.disapproving It makes me mad when someone jumps the queue (= goes straight to the front).Things collected in lines or rings a lot of people wanting something: There's a queue of companies wanting to sell the product.Feelings of desire

queue

verb [I] uk   /kjuː/ UK (US line, US line up, also UK queue up) us  
B2 to wait in a line of people, often to buy something: Dozens of people were queueing up to get tickets. We had to queue for three hours to get in.WaitingStaying and remaining informal to want very much to do something: [+ to infinitive] There are thousands of young women queueing up to be models.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
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