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Synonyms for line


draw the line at something


  • object to
  • prohibit
  • stop short at
  • set a limit at
  • put your foot down over

in line: in alignment


in line: under control


in line: in a queue


  • in a queue
  • in a row
  • in a column

in line for


  • due for
  • being considered for
  • a candidate for
  • shortlisted for
  • in the running for
  • on the short list for
  • next in succession to

in line with


line up


on the line


  • at risk
  • in danger
  • in an endangered position
  • in jeopardy

toe the line


Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for line

an indentation or seam on the skin, especially on the face

a method used in dealing with something

an official or prescribed plan or course of action

a product or products bought and sold in commerce

a group of people or things arranged in a row

one's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation

to place in or form a line or lines


The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Synonyms for line

a formation of people or things one beside another

a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum

a connected series of events or actions or developments


a pipe used to transport liquids or gases

acting in conformity

space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising

the maximum credit that a customer is allowed

persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress

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a short personal letter

a conceptual separation or distinction

mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it

be in line with


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cover the interior of

make a mark or lines on a surface

mark with lines

fill plentifully

reinforce with fabric

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He also called for the Lichfield to Burton line to be reopened to passengers to serve the thousands of people visitors flocking to nearby Alrewas to visit the National Memorial Aboretum, the scene of commemorations to mark Armed Force Day on Saturday.
Derek Twigg, the Minister for the Armed Forces, is supporting calls for the Lichfield to Burton line to be reopened and a station rebuilt at Alrewas.
When Burton line up next week against Manchester United in the dream of all dream FA Cup ties, Corbett jokes that every single player in Nigel Clough's squad will need to play like three men!
Kris Burton lines up at fly-half while another Aussie-born player Luke McLean starts on the wing.