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Definition of 'line up'


  1. form a line; "The buildings all line up neatly"
  2. get something or somebody for a specific purpose; "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener"; "I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing"; "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter"
       Synonyms: get hold come up find
  3. form a queue, form a line, stand in line; "Customers lined up in front of the store"
       Synonyms: queue up queue
  4. place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight; "align the car with the curb"; "align the sheets of paper on the table"
       Synonyms: align aline adjust
       Antonyms: skew
  5. arrange in ranks; "dress troops"
       Synonyms: dress
  6. take one's position before a kick-off

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