queue

queue
[[t]kju͟ː[/t]]
queues, queuing, queued
(queueing can also be used as the continuous form.)
1) N-COUNT: oft N for n, N of n A queue is a line of people or vehicles that are waiting for something. [mainly BRIT]

I watched as he got a tray and joined the queue...

She pondered on this as she waited in the bus queue...

There was still a queue for tickets on the night...

Behind him was a long queue of angry motorists.

(in AM, usually use line)
2) N-COUNT: usu sing, oft N of n If you say there is a queue of people who want to do or have something, you mean that a lot of people are waiting for an opportunity to do it or have it. [mainly BRIT]

Manchester United would be at the front of a queue of potential buyers...

Single parents got priority in the housing queue...

The queue for places at the school has never been longer.

(in AM, usually use line)
3) VERB When people queue, they stand in a line waiting for something. [mainly BRIT]

I had to queue for quite a while.

[V for n] ...a line of women queueing for bread.

Phrasal Verbs:
Queue up means the same as .

V P A mob of journalists are queuing up at the gate to photograph him... V P for n We all had to queue up for our ration books.

(in AM, usually use <

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