Queue up – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To be queueing up to do something is to want to do it very much.

If people are queueing up for something or to do something, a lot of them want to do it or have it.

British and Australian English.

Examples of use:

a) Journalists are queuing up to interview Camden residents and business owners about the London riots.

b) Model agencies are queueing up to sign up the French model.

c) He’s a fantastic singer. The recording companies will be queueing up to give him a contract.

To queue up for something is also to wait in a line (a queue) in order to get something, do something or go somewhere. 

British and Australian English.

Examples of use:

a) They queued up to get their new work contracts.

b) We had to queue up for more than an hour to get a taxi home.

c) Fans queued up for hours to see the final Harry Potter film.

d) Traffic is queueing up on the motorway.

e) News headline: Hundreds queue up for Apple iPhone4.

infinitive
queue up
present simple
queue up and queues up
-ing form
queueing up
past simple
queued up
past participle
queued up

Can you write a sentence using this phrasal verb?

Did you stand in a queue today?

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