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line 1

American English: /laɪn/
British English: /lʌɪn/

noun

  • 1 countable 1.1 (mark, trace)
    (Mathematics)
    recta (feminine)
    can you walk a straight line?
    ¿puedes caminar en línea recta?
    to draw a line
    trazar una línea
    to put o draw a line through something
    tachar algo
    to sign on the dotted line
    firmar en la línea punteada or de puntos
    to be on the line [colloquial]
    estar en peligro
    peligrar
    to lay it on the line [colloquial]
    no andarse con rodeos
    I'm going to lay it on the line with you …
    no me voy a andar con rodeos …
    te lo voy a decir claramente …
    to lay o put something on the line [colloquial]
    jugarse algo
    I laid my life on the line for you!
    ¡me jugué la vida por ti!
    Example sentences
    • Put your measuring tape on the floor, mark a line at 15 in then mark a line at 40 in.
    • The red line drawn on the ground in the Mitte District marks where the wall stood.
    • I huddled close to Mark, seeing the line of orange light on the carpet where the thick curtains didn't meet properly.
    1.2 (on face, palm)
    Example sentences
    • Although the effects of laser resurfacing can last for years, wrinkles and expression lines recur as skin ages.
    • Skin damage, including lines and wrinkles, can actually start showing up in your 20s.
    • His hair is graying already, he has grey stubble on his chin, wrinkles, laugh lines, and crows feet.
    1.3 (of cocaine)
    Example sentences
    • Now, I have the odd pint and maybe the odd line of cocaine on a special occasion.
    • He told police that he had snorted two lines of cocaine that evening, December 11 last year, but claimed the drug had no effect.
    • He also told the jury he had had four lines of cocaine and ten pints of lager that evening.
  • 2 2.1 countable (boundary, border) the county/state line (American English)
    (la línea de) la frontera del condado/estado
    to cross o pass the Line
    cruzar el Ecuador or la línea ecuatorial
    the dividing line
    la línea divisoria
    there's a fine line between bluntness and rudeness
    de la franqueza a la mala educación hay solo un paso
    to draw the line (at something)I don't mind untidiness, but I draw the line at this
    no me importa el desorden, pero esto es intolerable or esto ya es demasiado
    one has to draw the line somewhere
    en algún momento hay que decir basta
    to tread o walk a thin o fine line
    andar or caminar en la cuerda floja
    Example sentences
    • The communications revolution has blurred traditional class lines.
    • A lot has been made over the last couple of years of the lines being blurred between news and entertainment.
    • In southern Louisiana, a fierce love of place cuts across lines of class and religion.
    2.2 countable (Sport) twenty-two meter line (in rugby) (before noun) line judge/fault
    juez (masculine and feminine) /falta (feminine) de línea
    he disputed the line call
    protestó contra la decisión del juez de línea
    2.3 countable or uncountable (contour) the clean lines of the new design
    la pureza de líneas del nuevo diseño
    Example sentences
    • Smooth sensual lines and bold designs feature in a combination of glazed and matt finishes for a stylish contemporary result.
    • This urban contemporary collection keeps things in perspective with simple forms, clean lines and subtle shapes.
    • Classics are styles that have been popular for years because of their clean lines and utilitarian features.
  • 3 3.1 countable or uncountable (cable, rope)
    also: clothes o, washing line
    also: fishing line
    Example sentences
    • I seem to remember reading something about a study that showed a definite link between high voltage lines and increased cancer risk.
    • He said that whatever electricity lines came from the sub-station would be carried on wooden poles.
    • Their primary concern is the potential health risks associated with high voltage overhead lines.
    3.2 countable (Telecom) the lines are down
    no hay línea
    there's a call for you on line one
    tiene una llamada en la línea uno
    it's your father on the line
    su padre al teléfono
    lo llama su padre
    there's some interference on the line
    hay interferencia en la línea
    hold the line, please
    no cuelgue or (in Southern Cone also) no corte, por favor
    it's a very bad line
    se oye muy mal
    we have a direct line to the police station
    tenemos línea directa con la comisaría
  • 4 countable (Transport) 4.1 (company, service) shipping line
    línea de transportes marítimos
    (compañía (feminine) ) naviera (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Already, the major shipping lines want to reduce the number of calls made to ports in north-west Europe.
    • All the major lines offer a number of routes and cruise itineraries for the Caribbean.
    • Yes, there is life even after retirement with plenty of openings in ship building industry and shipping lines.
    4.2 (Railways)
    (track) (British English)
    vía (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • He then managed to find a hole in the fence by the railway line and ran onto the tracks.
    • Residents in Station Road are angry that trees have been chopped down to prevent leaves falling on to the railway line.
    • Last week in South Yorkshire a metal pole was placed on a railway line which pierced the underneath of a passenger carriage.
    Example sentences
    • Visions of a metro system, light railways, reopened suburban lines and new tram links have been held out in front of us.
    • Other than the expressway, two dedicated railway lines have been planned to connect Bangalore to Devanahalli.
    • I'm now sat on the train from London to Braintree, a town at the end of a branch line off the main capital to coast route.
  • 5 uncountable and countable 5.1 (path, direction) line of fire
    línea de fuego
    line of retreat
    línea de retirada
    supply lines
    líneas de suministro
    it was right in my line of vision
    me obstruía la visual
    resistance
    Example sentences
    • Contemporary opponents of liberalism prefer indirect lines of attack.
    • Sometimes the various lines of attack become crossed.
    • We'll have to wait and see what the reasons are but there are essentially two overlapping lines of attack.
    5.2 (attitude, policy) to take a firm/hard line (with somebody/on something)
    adoptar una postura or línea firme/dura (con alguien/con respecto a algo)
    the official line is that …
    la postura or línea oficial es que …
    she takes the line that …
    su actitud es que …
    the party line
    la línea del partido
    to toe o (in American English also) hew the line
    acatar la disciplina
    Example sentences
    • The senior civil servants are expected to brief their departmental ministers according to the agreed line.
    • Under his tenure its political line has been marked by a further shift to the right.
    • The SNP is giving its MSPs a free vote on this, not least because it has yet to establish a common line.
    5.3 (method, style) line of inquiry
    línea (feminine) de investigación
    line of argument I was thinking of something along the lines of …
    pensaba en algo del tipo de or por el estilo de …
    we're thinking along similar lines
    pensamos de la misma manera
    on American lines
    a la manera americana
  • 6 countable 6.1 (row)
    (queue) (American English)
    cola (feminine)
    a line of cars
    una fila or hilera de coches
    police stood in a line blocking the street
    un cordón de policías bloqueó la calle
    they formed a o fell into line behind their teacher
    se pusieron en fila detrás del profesor
    the soldiers fell into line
    los soldados se alinearon
    to wait in line (American English)
    hacer cola
    to get in line (American English)
    ponerse en la cola
    to cut in line (American English)
    colarse [colloquial], brincarse or saltarse la cola (Mexico) [colloquial]
    all/somewhere along the lineshe's had bad luck all along the line
    ha tenido mala suerte desde el principio
    we must have made a mistake somewhere along the line
    debemos de haber cometido un error en algún momento
    down the linethese changes will affect everyone (right) down the line
    estos cambios afectarán a todos, del primero al último
    in line with somethingwages haven't risen in line with inflation
    los sueldos no han aumentado a la par de la inflación
    the new measures are in line with government policy
    las nuevas medidas siguen la línea de la política del gobierno
    in line with other manufacturers, we have …
    como otros fabricantes or al igual que otros fabricantes, hemos …
    out of linethat remark was out of line
    ese comentario estuvo fuera de lugar
    their ideas were out of line with mine
    sus ideas no coincidían con las mías
    to step out of line
    mostrar disconformidad
    desobedecer
    to bring somebody/something into linehe needs to be brought into line
    hay que llamarlo al orden or [colloquial] meterlo en vereda
    the province was brought into line with the rest of the country
    la situación de la provincia se equiparó a la del resto del país
    to fall in/into linethey had to fall in line with company policy
    tuvieron que aceptar or acatar la política de la compañía
    that's their policy and they expect us to fall into line
    esa es su política y esperan que la acatemos or que actuemos conforme a ella
    to keep somebody in line
    tener a alguien a raya
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    Example sentences
    • We see long lines of traffic on single lanes leading up to roundabouts when common sense dictates that an extra lane should have been put in from day one.
    • Long lines of blood donors queued up outside area hospitals.
    • By the time the doors opened, more than 100 people had queued, in a line stretching back to Peasholme Green.
    Example sentences
    • A woman in the line ahead of me kept up a running commentary on whether to have a soda or a soft ice - cream, but when she finally reached the counter there was no soft ice cream left.
    • At the American supermarket I learnt that we must join the line, not the queue.
    • It took me less than 15 minutes yesterday to fill the car with gasoline as there were only 11 vehicles waiting in the line ahead of me.
    6.2 (succession) the title passes through the female line
    el título se transmite por línea materna
    his line goes back to …
    su linaje se remonta hasta …
    he's the latest in a long line of radical leaders
    es el último de una larga serie de dirigentes radicales
    he's next in line to the throne
    es el siguiente en la línea de sucesión al trono
    he's in line for the post
    es candidato al puesto
    a long line of disasters
    una larga serie de desastres
  • 7
    also: production line
    cadena (feminine) or línea (feminine) de producción
    (before noun) (production)
    en cadena or línea
  • 8 countable (Military) behind enemy lines
    tras las líneas enemigas
    to hold the line
    defender las líneas de combate or el frente
    he is trying to hold the line against further cuts
    está tratando de impedir que sigan haciendo recortes
    the battle lines have been drawn
    estamos ( or están etc) en pie de guerra
    Example sentences
    • The United States had no unit dedicated to the resupply of forces behind enemy lines.
    • He began to recruit, train and insert agents who would gather intelligence behind enemy lines.
    • When asked about the prospect of being shot down behind enemy lines, Breen remembers the optimism of youth.
  • 9 9.1 countable (of text) the best line in the movie
    la mejor frase de la película
    new line (when dictating) to give somebody a line on something [colloquial]
    darle una pista de algo a alguien
    to read between the lines to shoot a line (British English) [slang]
    presumir
    darse bombo
    hociconear (Mexico) [colloquial]
    mandarse la(s) parte(s) (Southern Cone) [colloquial]
    to spin o feed o give somebody a line
    soltarle or contarle una bola or un rollo a alguien [colloquial]
    don't give me that line!
    ¡no me vengas con historias or cuentos! [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • When a young man refused to buy a ticket, the conductor pointed out a couple of lines written in bold letters on the front of the bus.
    • Luxembourg wrote those lines three years before the outbreak of the barbarism that was World War One.
    • Despite years of research, I cannot find a shred of evidence that Emily wrote a single line of Wuthering Heights.
    9.2
    also: lines plural
    (Theater)to learn one's lines
    aprenderse el papel
    he forgot his lines
    se olvidó de lo que le tocaba decir
    Example sentences
    • If an actor forgot his lines, a special button was pressed to cut off the sound to the viewer.
    • He sees how each scene should look, how the music should feel, how the actors should speak their lines.
    • We have all seen this movie a hundred times and can pretty much speak all the actor's lines from memory.
    9.3
    also: lines plural
    (British English) (Sch)
    (castigo en que el alumno debe escribir cierta frase repetidas veces)
    Example sentences
    • At school he had to draw pictures instead of doing lines as punishment.
    • His detention turns out to be much more unorthodox than writing a hundred lines.
    9.4 (note)
    líneas (feminine plural)
    drop her a line
    escríbele unas líneas
    mándale una nota
    just a line to let you know that …
    unas líneas para decirte que …
  • 10 countable 10.1 (area of activity) what line are you in?
    ¿a qué te dedicas?
    in my line of business
    en mi trabajo or profesión
    opera isn't really my line
    la ópera no es lo mío
    10.2 (of merchandise) he has a nice line in mother-in-law jokes
    tiene un buen surtido or repertorio de chistes de suegras
    Example sentences
    • Now he hoped to expand his line of products and services by taking advantage of the Web.
    • The company has streamlined its existing product range and launched the new lines after extensive consumer research.
    • It's not surprising, then, that the demand for new products and new lines at Wal-Mart is unending.

transitive verb

  • 1 (mark with lines)
    (paper)
    rayar
    old age had lined her face
    la edad le había surcado el rostro de arrugas [literary]
    Example sentences
    • Over her shoulder, she cast Mark a curious glance before unfolding the small, lined piece of paper.
    • As for the writing paper (which should never be called note paper), this must be plain, not lined, and white or ivory.
    • His face has always had that lined and lived-in look, but as he sits sipping a glass of water in an Edinburgh hotel he has the luminescent glow of someone who keeps fit and healthy.
  • 2 (border) the avenue is lined with trees
    la avenida está bordeada or flanqueada de árboles
    crowds lined the route
    cientos de personas estaban alineadas a ambos lados del camino
    Example sentences
    • The next day thousands of spectators lined the route.
    • Scores of police on foot and horseback lined the route as the protestors marched at a slow pace, bringing traffic to a standstill.
    • Although thousands of people lined the pavements to salute the couple, the turnout was much lower than had been expected.

Phrasal verbs

line up

1verb + adverb (form line, row)
ponerse en fila
formar fila
(queue up) (American English)
hacer cola
they lined up behind the teacher
se pusieron en or formaron fila detrás del maestro
the party lined up behind the leader
el partido cerró filas en torno a su líder
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1 (form into line)
(soldiers/prisoners)
poner en fila
2.2 (arrange) we've a busy program lined up for you
le tenemos preparada una apretada agenda
we do not have anyone lined up for the job yet
aún no tenemos a nadie en vista para el trabajo
have you got anything lined up for the weekend?
¿tienes algo planeado para el fin de semana?
2.3 (align)

line up with

verb + adverb + preposition + object
alinearse con

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line 2
American English: /laɪn/
British English: /lʌɪn/

transitive verb

  • 1
    (skirt/box)
    forrar
    line the dish with pastry
    forre el molde con masa
    Example sentences
    • The bottom of the dress was lined with pink material, and her shoes were pink with purple rhinestones.
    • Inside the bag is lined with black crepe de chine with magenta polka dots.
    • Inside, the drawer was lined with dusty pink lining paper.
  • 2 (form lining along) books lined the walls, the walls were lined with books
    las paredes estaban cubiertas de libros
    take before meals to line the stomach
    tómese antes de las comidas para revestir las paredes estomacales
    Example sentences
    • It strikes the synovium, the thin layer of tissue lining the area of a joint where two bones meet.
    • There are so many records and CDs lining the living room walls that it looks as if they are embedded into the foundations.
    • The cells line an area of human lungs that helps our bodies absorb oxygen and shed carbon dioxide.

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