Meaning of “line-up” in the English Dictionary

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"line-up" in British English

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line-upnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlaɪn.ʌp/ us /ˈlaɪn.ʌp/

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 game.
We've got a star-studded line-up of guests on tonight's show.
Bryan Bulaga is back in the starting line-up for the Packers.

US UK identity parade a row of people, including a person who is believed to have committed a crime, who are shown to a witness (= person who saw the crime) to find out if the witness recognizes that person

US the order in which the players in a baseball team hit the ball

(Definition of “line-up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"line up" in Business English

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line up

phrasal verb with line uk /laɪn/ us verb [ T ]

[ I ] to stand in a line:

Thousands of people lined up to buy tickets on opening night.

to show your support for a person or idea:

line up behind sb/sth A series of state and national leaders has lined up behind her fledgling candidacy.
line up in support of sb/sth Despite the public's outrage, officers of the company have lined up in support of the policy.

(Definition of “line up” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)