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cue

2 verb
     
cue2 [transitive]
to give someone a sign that it is the right moment for them to speak or do something, especially during a performance:
The studio manager will cue you when it's your turn to come on.

cue something ↔ up

phrasal verb
to make a cassette, video, or CD be exactly in the position you want it to be in, so that you can play something immediately when you are ready:
The videotape's cued up and ready to go!

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