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English definition of “queue”

queue

verb     /kjuː/ UK (US stand in line, also UK queue up)
[I] to join a line of people who are waiting for something: Private investors would regularly queue outside their banks in order to rush their application forms in before the deadline .
[I] to join a number of people who are waiting for or to do something: Competitors queue up to steal clients and key employees .
[T] IT to arrange tasks in order : The server will not allow me to queue print jobs .
(Definition of queue verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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