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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). a lot of people wanting something: There's a queue of companies wanting to sell the product.
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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. informal to want very much to do something: [+ to infinitive] There are thousands of young women queueing up to be models.
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Translations of “queue”
in Korean 줄…
in Arabic رَتْل, طابور…
in French file d’attente…
in Turkish kuyruk, sıra…
in Italian coda, fila…
in Chinese (Traditional) (人或車排成的)隊,隊伍,行列, (想獲取某物的)許多人…
in Russian очередь…
in Polish kolejka…
in Spanish fila…
in Portuguese fila…
in German die Schlange…
in Catalan cua…
in Japanese 列, 行列…
in Chinese (Simplified) (人或车排成的)队,行列, (想获取某物的)许多人…
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