a direct route traveled quickly (usually in the phrase make a beeline for): The minute he came home he made a beeline for the refrigerator.
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How to use beeline in a sentence
On these “dreadful” days, Lee dipped into a convenience store, making a beeline for the freezer, its door soaked with condensation.
We made a beeline to the large, American Gladiators–style jousting foam pit, complete with two towers for competitors to battle on using gigantic Q-tip-shaped clubs.
Studies on some of these deadly cases show that the virus makes a beeline for lung tissue, causing the cells to grow, inflame, and even clot.
Every time I pass through, I make a beeline for Mountain Sage, a coffee shop that doubles as an art gallery and plant nursery.
I told him to come over that night and made a beeline for the freezer.
Once freed, Abdullah and a slew of recently released Taliban inmates have made a beeline back to the battlefield.Freed Taliban Prisoners in Pakistan and Afghanistan Return to Jihad | Ron Moreau & Sami Yousafzai | December 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He walked in, made a beeline for me, and said he had moved to the city for a job.Busting a Cyberstalker: How Carla Franklin Fought Back—and Triumphed | Abigail Pesta | October 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
After making an initial beeline to run toward the storm, the reporter had second thoughts and hid behind a trash can.
He made a beeline for Abramovich, who took cover inside a Hermès store and had his bodyguards block the door.Oligarch v. Oligarch: London's Courts Attract Litigious Tycoons | Mike Giglio | July 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The man sees Chappelle looking at him and crosses the street, making a beeline for him.
In a wide circle they swung, climbing, climbing higher and higher, and then headed in a beeline straight toward the German tauben.A Soldier of the Legion | Edward Morlae
Its almost a beeline, Andy, and the Racing Star is built for speed.Airship Andy | Frank V. Webster
"That they're there, and coming toward us on a beeline," Dave replied with a nod toward the approaching flying boats.Dave Dawson at Truk | Robert Sydney Bowen
A horseman was seen to be clearing a piney wood at the extreme limit of the horizon, and gallop in a beeline towards them.The Red River Half-Breed | Gustave Aimard
Crag calculated that a beeline to Bandit would just about skirt the southeast end of the spur.First on the Moon | Jeff Sutton
British Dictionary definitions for beeline
the most direct route between two places (esp in the phrase make a beeline for)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with beeline
see make a beeline for.
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