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noun [countable] [usually singular]     line-up pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a team of players who play in a particular sports game

    Gascoigne has been dropped from Saturday’s line-up because of injury.

    starting line-up (=the people who play at the start of a game):

    The starting line-up will include Baggio.

  2. 2
    the people who will perform at an event

    a line-up of African and Caribbean singers

  3. 3
    a set of television or radio programmes that are broadcast one after another

    the Saturday morning cartoon line-up

  4. 4
    mainly American a line of people that the police use to find out if someone who saw a crime recognizes any of them. The usual British word is identity parade.


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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