American English

Definition of line verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they line
    he / she / it lines
    past simple lined
    -ing form lining
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    cover inside
  1. 1[often passive] line something (with something) to cover the inside of something with a layer of another material to keep it clean, make it stronger, etc. Line the pan with aluminum foil.
  2. 2line something to form a layer on the inside of something the membranes that line the nose
  3. form rows
  4. 3[often passive] to form lines or rows along something line something Crowds of people lined the streets to watch the race. line something with something The walls were lined with books. see also lined
  5. Idioms
    line your (own)/somebody's pockets
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    to get richer or make someone richer, especially by taking unfair advantage of a situation or by being dishonest Health centers are lining the drug companies' pockets, according to the report.
    Phrasal Verbsline upline somebody/somethingupline somethingup (with something)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: line