New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: queue-jump · squeeze up · square up · budge up · cue up · eye up · free up · gee up · gunge up · juice up
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queue

1 noun also TELECOM, COMP line waiting turnscuaine fem4  c m uciú masc4  c m uthere were queues at all the gates bhí scuainí ag na geataí ar fad we stood in a queue for half an hour sheasamar i scuaine ar feadh leathuaire, bhíomar leathuair i scuaine they were asked to form a queue iarradh orthu dul i scuaine she joined a queue for tickets chuaigh sí i scuaine le ticéid a fháil he was at the front of the queue (also he was at the head of the queue) bhí sé ag tosach na scuaine, bhí sé ag ceann an chiúthere was a queue to get in bhí scuaine ag fanacht le dul isteachthere were long bus queues bhí scuainí fada ag fanacht ar bhusannaqueues of traffic scuainí tráchta, scuaidríní tráchta 2 (also queue up) verb wait in line INTRANSITIVEbheith i scuainetéigh i gciúciúáil verb  c m uhe was queuing for food bhí sé i scuaine le bia a fháilpeople were queuing to get in bhí daoine i scuaine le dul isteach, bhí daoine ag ciúáil le dul isteach
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3 verb COMP store tasks in order TRANSITIVEciúáil verb  c m uthe messages will be queued ciúálfar na teachtaireachtaí, cuirfear na teachtaireachtaí i scuaine
phrasal verbs

queue up

(v + adv) 1 wait in line INTRANSITIVEbheith i scuainetéigh i scuaineciúáil verb  c m ushe was queuing up for a ticket bhí sí ag ciúáil le haghaidh ticéid 2 be eager to do sth INTRANSITIVEdíocas a bheith arbheith ar biorthe men must be queuing up for her caithfidh go bhfuil scuaine fear ina diaidhagents are queuing up to sign him tá gníomhairí ar bior ag iarraidh é a shíniú
phrases

join the queue

informal especially humorous ní tú an chéad duineYou want a payrise? Join the queue! Tá tú ag iarraidh ardú pá? Tá, agus go leor eile romhat!; Tá tú ag iarraidh ardú pá? Nach bhfuilimid uilig!