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"queue" in British English

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queuenoun [C]

uk   us   /kjuː/ UK (US line)
B1 a line of ​people, usually ​standing or in ​cars, ​waiting for something: Are you in the queue fortickets? There was a long queue of ​trafficstretching down the ​road. If you ​wanttickets 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 ​peoplewanting something: There's a queue of ​companieswanting to ​sell the ​product.
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queueverb [I]

uk   us   /kjuː/ UK (US line, US line up, also UK queue up)
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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(Definition of queue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"queue" in American English

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queuenoun [C]

 us   /kju/ esp. Br
a ​line of ​people or things ​waiting for something: There was a ​long queue for ​tickets at the ​theater.
queue
verb [I]  us   /kju/
Fans queued up to ​buytickets.
(Definition of queue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"queue" in Business English

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queuenoun [C]

uk   us   /kjuː/
UK (US line) a line of ​people who are waiting for something: There was a huge queue of ​peoplestretching down the road from the ​bank.
UK (US line) a ​number of ​people who want to do or have something: Rarely does a ​company that is suffering from such ​mismanagementattract a queue of eager ​buyers. She would not be a ​preferentialcreditor and would have to join the queue of other ​creditors.be at the front/back of the queue It's public-sector ​workers who are always at the back of the queue when ​payrises are being handed out.be the first/last in the queue Fortunately, they were first in the queue of ​creditors.
IT a ​list of ​jobs that a ​computer has to do: a print queue
UK COMMUNICATIONS a ​number of ​people who are waiting to speak to someone on the ​phone: Please ​hold, you are in a queue and your ​call will be answered as soon as possible.
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queueverb

uk   us   /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 ​applicationforms in before the ​deadline.
[I] to ​join a ​number of ​people who are waiting for or to do something: Competitors queue up to ​stealclients and ​keyemployees.
[T] IT to ​arrangetasks in ​order: The ​server will not ​allow me to queue ​printjobs.
(Definition of queue from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “queue”
in Korean 줄…
in Arabic رَتْل, طابور…
in Malaysian barisan‘…
in French file d’attente…
in Russian очередь…
in Chinese (Traditional) (人或車排成的)隊,隊伍,行列, (想獲取某物的)許多人…
in Italian coda, fila…
in Turkish kuyruk, sıra…
in Polish kolejka…
in Spanish fila…
in Vietnamese hàng, lối…
in Portuguese fila…
in Thai คิว…
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…
in Indonesian antrian…
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