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    what is the suitable verb?

    What verb or phrasal verb do we use for the following situation?
    I was standing in the line and waiting my turn but a big guy ........ so we had an argument and I didn't let him take my place.

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    Re: what is the suitable verb?

    It entirely depends on what the big guy did! He might have tried to push in. He might have tried to queue jump. He might have tried to cut in line. He might have stepped on my foot. He might have dropped a heavy weight on my head.

    There is no obvious answer.

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    #3

    Re: what is the suitable verb?

    Thanks very much for all the alternatives. I was looking for "push in".

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    Re: what is the suitable verb?

    "and I didn't let him take my place."

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    There is no obvious answer.
    Well it's definitely not dropping a weight on your head.

    In AmE, it's "to cut in line", or simply "to cut".

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