beeline


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bee·line

 (bē′līn′)
n.
A direct, straight course.
intr.v. bee·lined, bee·lin·ing, bee·lines
To move swiftly in a direct, straight course.

[From the belief that a bee returns to its hive in a straight course.]

beeline

(ˈbiːˌlaɪn)
n
the most direct route between two places (esp in the phrase make a beeline for)

bee•line

(ˈbiˌlaɪn)

n.
a direct course or route.
[1820–30, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beeline - the most direct routebeeline - the most direct route; "he made a beeline for the bathroom"
itinerary, route, path - an established line of travel or access
Translations

beeline

[ˈbiːlaɪn] N to make a beeline for sth/sbir directo or derecho a algo/algn

beeline

[ˈbiːlaɪn] n
to make a beeline for sth → se diriger tout droit vers qch

beeline

[ˈbiːˌlaɪn] n to make a beeline for sb/sth (fam) → andare diretto/a verso qn/qc
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