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single file Line breaks: sin¦gle file

Definition of single file in English:


[in singular]
A line of people or things arranged one behind another: we trooped along in single file [as modifier]: a single-file column
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  • And as always, please a form a single-file line behind me at all times.
  • They played Elvis songs over the loudspeaker and then, the fans were allowed in, in a single-file line.
  • In a single-file line, they went to the cafeteria.


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One behind another: we walked single file
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  • I loved the old brick building in Cranmer Square, notwithstanding that once enrolled there were rules such as no talking or running in the corridors and walking single file.
  • Gabe and Raj were standing by the door, and when I entered the room we were all ordered to walk outside single file, where we met our friends in the parking lot.
  • For example, we see the children in our neighborhood walking to school single file because The Robot shovels a narrow strip off the sidewalk.

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