Translation of queue in Spanish:

queue

cola, n.

Pronunciation /kju//kjuː/

noun

British

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    cola feminine
    to form a queue hacer cola
    • join the queue póngase en la cola
    • So every morning people had to line up in a queue for their turn.
    • No queues of mourners lined the halls to say a final farewell to the man hailed as the workers' hero as his body lay in state at the House of Parliament yesterday.
    • At the height of the season all you are likely to see will be the slow moving queue awaiting entrance to the museum.
    • A team of around 30 health board personnel were on site offering the treatment and there were long queues as people awaited treatment.
    • Vehicles previously stuck in queues past the A2 junction suddenly speed up and try to get the best position as three lanes expand to eight for the toll booths.
    • Our first encounter with the festival was the enormous queue of people who lined up to enter.
    • Upon the group's return a queue of vehicles had lined up to go across the river.
    • They are at present in a long queue awaiting full examination.
    • Yet we have already seen long queues of vehicles outside York petrol stations as people wait to fill up the tank.
    • The queue of asylum-seekers awaiting decisions on their applications is twice as long as previously claimed, it was revealed yesterday.
    • Given its location there should be a queue of developers awaiting the chance to purchase this valuable site.
    • This is the time of year when motorists, going about their lawful business, are likely to find themselves at the back of huge queues of vehicles.
    • In its final throes the decaying rock is whittled down into curious rounded shapes standing in a line, like a queue of shrouded figures.
    • The long queues outside principals' offices in many township schools made it difficult for the schools to concentrate on teaching as the teachers had to attend to the queues.
    • At the American supermarket I learnt that we must join the line, not the queue.
    • The young woman, a child clinging to each hand, urged those in the momentous queue lining the River Thames to pay her respects to the late Queen Mother on her behalf.
    • By the time we reached Roman Road, only half a mile as the crow flies from our starting point, the bus was jam-packed full and sailing past the waiting queues.
    • When there are deadlines, we tend to wait until the last moment, after which we line up in endless queues, swearing, as if someone has forced us to wait to the last day.
    • As queues of people lined up in a typical British orderly fashion, traffic on the North Circular began to build up, with punters travelling from as far as Birmingham to get their hands on a cheap deal.
    • The publication of each new volume prompts fevered speculation on the story line and late-night queues of children outside bookshops.

intransitive verb

British

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    hacer cola
    we queued for hours hicimos cola durante horas
    • Pupils of Melksham schools and their parents have been queuing up for extra lessons on Saturday mornings.
    • Pupils are now queuing up try out the two sets of safety glasses, more commonly used in science lessons.
    • He is convinced Esso won't have to wait long before potential recruits are queuing up for an interview.
    • Shoppers in Manchester are queuing up for anti-ageing treatment being offered in pioneer trial by Boots.
    • Developers are already queuing up to buy sites, although it is several years before a start can be made here.
    • It would seem that they are queuing up to buy into the Premiership.
    • Prisoners are queuing up to get a place on the course, not least because it means they can spend a whole day with their partner.
    • Now TV stations around the world are queuing up to buy the series.
    • It will be a venue of legends and the big names are queuing up to appear.
    • Literary agents are queuing up to sign on young writers from such courses, she says.
    • Sutton residents are queuing up in their hundreds for affordable homes, according to new figures.
    • Sponsors, so we were assured, would be queuing up for a piece of the action.
    • Academics, meanwhile, have been queuing up to back fiscal autonomy.
    • We need more skilled craftsmen, and yet there are young people queuing up for apprenticeships who simply cannot get them.
    • Counsellors and trauma experts are queuing up to offer assistance to the Russian town of Beslan.
    • And let's not pretend these fans are queuing up to see a classic boxing match.
    • Now residents who once wanted to leave the estate are queuing up to buy their newly-renovated council homes.
    • At the same time, credit card companies and hire purchase outfits are queuing up to let us spend money we don't have yet.
    • Residents of Kendal are queuing up for a glimpse of a giant reticulated python.
    • Still volunteers are queuing up for hours to help, but unless they have expertise their help is now not needed.

transitive verb

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    poner en la cola