line something up with something

line something up with something
ˌline sthˈup (with sth) derived
to move one thing into a correct position in relation to another thing

To get good TV reception, the dish must be accurately lined up with the satellite.

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  • line — line1 [līn] n. [ME merging OE, a cord, with OFr ligne (both < L linea, lit., linen thread, n. use of fem. of lineus, of flax < linum, flax)] 1. a) a cord, rope, wire, string, or the like b) a long, fine, strong cord with a hook, sinker,… …   English World dictionary

  • Line — Line, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lined} (l[imac]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lining}.] [See {Line} flax.] 1. To cover the inner surface of; as, to line a cloak with silk or fur; to line a box with paper or tin. [1913 Webster] The inside lined with rich… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • with — /with, widh/, prep. 1. accompanied by; accompanying: I will go with you. He fought with his brother against the enemy. 2. in some particular relation to (esp. implying interaction, company, association, conjunction, or connection): I dealt with… …   Universalium

  • line — line1 W1S1 [laın] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on paper/on the ground)¦ 2¦(between two areas)¦ 3¦(of people/things)¦ 4¦(direction)¦ 5¦(on your face)¦ 6¦(phone)¦ 7¦(for trains)¦ 8¦(between two types of thing)¦ 9¦(shape/edge)¦ 10¦(w …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • line — [[t]la͟ɪn[/t]] ♦ lines, lining, lined 1) N COUNT A line is a long thin mark which is drawn or painted on a surface. Draw a line down that page s center. ...a dotted line... The ball had clearly crossed the line. 2) N COUNT: usu pl The lines on… …   English dictionary

  • line — line1 [ laın ] noun *** ▸ 1 long thin mark ▸ 2 edge showing shape ▸ 3 border/limit ▸ 4 telephone connection ▸ 5 row of people/things ▸ 6 part of railroad system ▸ 7 transportation company ▸ 8 way of thinking/talking ▸ 9 series of words ▸ 10… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • line — 1 noun LONG THIN MARK 1 (C) a long thin, usually continuous mark on a surface: A wiggly line showed where the river was. | straight line: Can you draw a straight line? | dotted line (=a broken straight line drawn or printed on paper): Sign your… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • line — I UK [laɪn] / US noun Word forms line : singular line plural lines *** 1) [countable] a long thin mark on the surface of something Draw a straight line. Each horizontal line on the graph represents fifteen minutes. a) a long thin mark on the… …   English dictionary

  • line — line1 linable, lineable, adj. lineless, adj. linelike, adj. /luyn/, n., v., lined, lining. n. 1. a mark or stroke long in proportion to its breadth, made with a pen, pencil, tool, etc., on a surface: a line down the middle of the page. 2. Math. a …   Universalium

  • line — I. /laɪn / (say luyn) noun 1. a mark or stroke long in proportion to its breadth, made with a pen, pencil, tool, etc., on a surface. 2. something resembling a traced line, as a band of colour, a seam, a furrow, etc.: lines of stratification in… …  

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