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line-up in Sport topic

line-upˈline-up noun [countable usually singular]  1 DSthe players in a sports team who play in a particular game This was his first match in the starting line-up (=the players who begin the game).2 GROUP OF PEOPLEa group of people, especially performers, who have agreed to be involved in an event The line-up included top bands Prodigy and Radiohead.3 ARRANGE A MEETING, EVENT ETCa number of events or programmes arranged to follow each other a wonderful line-up of programmes for Christmas and the New Year4 especially American EnglishSC a row of people who stand in front of a witness to a crime, who is then asked if he or she recognizes any of them as the criminal syn identification parade British English
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line-upThis was an unfamiliar Forest line-up.CBS has a great Wednesday night line-up.Andy hadn't a care in the world as he joked with a star-packed line-up of players.Second placed Sutton also name their most powerful line-up at home to Wavertree, for whom skipper Ian Morley returns.It's all part of an incredible £40,000 prize line-up.In the evening, the names of those who had been picked from the line-up were read out over the camp tannoy.Cordell may not be in the line-up for tonight's game.I stuck it till my teeth began to scream and then I ducked out of the line-up and no one noticed I'd gone.The line-up of performers includes Cher and Garth Brooks.Just look at this winning line-up!starting line-upIn the event the starting line-up went down to the wire.Bjornbye was immediately drafted into the party and could make a surprise appearance in the starting line-up at left back.And he found himself in the starting line-up when top scorer Chris Kiwomya went down with flu.Was this his first match in the starting line-up?Andy Payton was in the starting line-up with Stuart Ripley on the substitutes' bench.And a hamstring injury has put skipper Ellery Hanley out of the starting line-up against Rovers.