Phrasal verb QUEUE UP

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    QUEUE UP

    1. To queue up for something is to wait in a line (a queue) in order to get something, do something, or go somewhere.

    British and Australian English.

    Examples of use:

    1. They queued up to get their new work contracts.
    2. We had to queue up for more than an hour to get a taxi home.
    3. Fans queued up for hours to see the final Harry Potter film.
    4. Traffic is queueing up on the motorway.
    5. News headline: Hundreds queue up for Apple iPhone4.

     

    2. To be queueing up to do something is to want to do it very much.

    If people are queueing up for something or to do something, a lot of them want to do it or have it.

    British and Australian English.

    Examples of use:

    1. Journalists are queuing up to interview Camden residents and business owners about the London riots.
    2. Model agencies are queueing up to sign up the French model.
    3. He’s a fantastic singer. The recording companies will be queueing up to give him a contract.

     

    infinitivequeue up
    present simplequeue up and queues up
    -ing formqueueing up (or queuing up)
    past simplequeued up
    past participlequeued up

     

     

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