Definition of line-up in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪnʌp/


1A group of people or things brought together for a particular purpose, especially the members of a sports team or a group of musicians or other entertainers: the instrumental line-up is piano, drums, and lead and bass guitar a talented batting line-up
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  • Their success is built on a batting line-up that will surely go down as one of the most talented to have graced a field.
  • Although the weather was hot, a line-up of bands entertained the musically inclined for the afternoon.
  • The years of Sunday Night and big starry entertainment line-ups are over, and even the Royal Variety Show seems like a dusty relic of a different age.
list of performers, list, listing, cast, bill, programme
list of players, team, squad, side, selection
2chiefly North American A line or queue of people or things: hour-long line-ups are common during peak periods
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  • Marvel at the line-up of shabby kids in a line across the old Syke on Fellside, where smoke billows across the rooftops and cats prowl the cobbles.
  • The actual border crossing station between Jordan and Iraq looks like most other terminals between nations, with long line-ups and crowds in the various offices.
queue, line, row, column
British informal crocodile
2.1 another term for identity parade.
Example sentences
  • Witnesses will be spared the anguish of having to see the suspect in the flesh, even through a one-way screen, in traditional line-ups at police stations.
  • It uses the latest technology to hold a virtual line-up on a laptop computer, with the help of video images from a national database of volunteers.
  • Previously, we wrote about Five Unusual Ways To Make Money (including volunteering for police line-ups and helping to compile the electoral register).

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