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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.
Translations of “queue”
in Chinese (Traditional) 排隊, 排隊(等候)做…,非常想做……
in Chinese (Simplified) 排队, 排队(等候)做…,非常想做……
(Definition of queue verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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