line

n.
long, thin mark

1) to draw a line

2) a broken; contour; crooked; curved; dotted; fine, thin; heavy, thick; horizontal; parallel; perpendicular; solid, unbroken; straight; vertical; wavy line

queue

(AE)

3) to form a line

4) to buck ('push into') a line

5) to get into line; to wait in line

6) a checkout; chow line

row

7) to form a line

8) a picket; police; receiving line

row of characters

9) to indent; insert a line

10) (fig.) to read between the lines

text
unit of text

11) to deliver a line

12) to go over, rehearse one's lines (the actors had to rehearse their lines several times)

13) to fluff one's lines

14) a dull; witty line (there isn't a dull line in the whole play)

route

15) to introduce a (new) line

16) to discontinue a line

17) a feeder; main line

18) a bus; commuter; high-speed; steamship; streetcar (AE), tram (BE) line

19) supply lines (to cut enemy supply lines)

path

20) to follow a line (to follow a line of reasoning; to follow the line of least resistance)

telephone connection

21) to get a line; to give smb. a line

22) the line is busy (AE), engaged (BE)

23) an outside; party ('shared') line

24) a hot line (the hot line between Washington and Moscow; a hot line for missing children)

note

25) to drop smb. a line

information

26) to get a line on smb.

type of merchandise

27) to carry; handle; introduce a line

28) to discontinue, drop a line

29) a complete, full line

policy

30) to adhere to, follow, hew to, pursue, take a line

31) a firm, hard; official; party line (to hew to the official line)

flattering talk

(colloq.)

32) to give, hand smb. a line

wire
pipe
conduit

33) a fuel; oil; sewage; steam; telegraph; telephone line

34) high-voltage; power lines (the power lines are down)

boundary

35) a city; county; snow; squall; state; township; tree line

36) (sports) a base; end; foul; goal; service line; sideline

37) at, on a line (at the goal line; on the base line; on the sidelines)

established position along a front
boundary

(mil.)

38) to hold a line

39) a battle; cease-fire; firing; front line

40) (the) enemy lines (behind enemy lines)

41) at, on a line (on the cease-fire line)

conveyor belt

42) an assembly, production line (to work on an assembly line)

occupation
field of interest

43) what line are you in?

contour

44) the lines of a ship

limit

45) to hold the line (on prices)

46) to draw the line ('to set a limit')

turn
order

47) in line for (she is next in line for promotion)

alignment

48) in line; out of line (the wheels are out of line)

conformity

49) to toe the line

50) to bring smb. into line; to keep smb. in line

51) to get into line; to get out of line

52) in line with (in line with your stated policy)

cord, device for catching fish

53) to cast a line

54) to reel in; reel out a line

55) a fishing line

rope

56) to throw a line to smb. (who is in the water)

57) a plumb line

division

58) to cross a line

59) a color line (to cross the color line)

tendency

60) along, on certain lines (along modem lines)

dynasty

61) to establish, found a line

62) an unbroken line

distinction

63) a fine, nebulous, thin line between

misc.

64) the bottom line ('the final result'); to be on the firing line ('to be at the center of activity'); to sign on the dotted line ('to sign an agreement'); a credit line ('amount of credit allowed'); to walk a straight line; to put smt. on the line ('to risk smt.'); to lay it on the line ('to speak candidly'); on line ('in operation'); in (the) line of duty

* * *
[laɪn]
chow line
contour
crooked
curved
dotted
drop a line
full line
hand smb. a line
heavy
hew to
high-speed
horizontal
insert a line
introduce a line
main line
pursue
receiving line
steamship
take a line
telephone line
telephone line
thin
to give smb. a line
to wait in line
tram (BE) line
unbroken
vertical
wavy line
engaged (BE)
rehearse one's lines (the actors had to rehearse their lines several times)
power lines (the power lines are down)
witty line (there isn't a dull line in the whole play)
party line (to hew to the official line)
(fig.) to read between the lines
['flattering talk'] (colloq.) to give
['information'] to get a line on smb.
['long, thin mark'] to draw a line
['note'] to drop smb. a line
['policy'] to adhere to
['queue'] (AE) to form a line
['route'] to introduce a (new) line
['row of characters'] to indent
['telephone connection'] to get a line
['text'] ['unit of text'] to deliver a line
['type of merchandise'] to carry
['wire'] ['pipe'] ['conduit'] a fuel
a broken
a bus
a checkout
a complete
a dull
a feeder
a firm
a picket
an outside
high-voltage
to buck ('push into') a line
to discontinue
to discontinue a line
to fluff one's lines
to get into line
to go over
the line is busy (AE)
a hot line (the hot line between Washington and Moscow; a hot line for missing children)
supply lines (to cut enemy supply lines)
['path'] to follow a line (to follow a line of reasoning; to follow the line of least resistance)

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