verb (used without object), main·lined, main·lin·ing.Slang.
verb (used with object), main·lined, main·lin·ing.Slang.
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Origin of mainline
Words nearby mainline
Definition for mainline (2 of 3)
- a prominent and readily accessible vein of the body that may be used for a narcotic's injection.
- the act of mainlining.
Origin of main line
Definition for mainline (3 of 3)
OTHER WORDS FROM Main LineMain-Line, adjectiveMain-Liner, noun
Example sentences from the Web for mainline
The battle system — which looks relatively unchanged from the mainline games — appears to be returning, alongside some new features, like rolling and sneaking through tall grass to get the jump on unsuspecting Pokémon.
The Pokémon mainline games have been in desperate need of a shake-up.
Now it’s time to stop pressing the “B button” on the mainline games, and let them evolve into something new.
It’s not a mainline game, but the announcement alone has changed my perspective.
The unique storytelling in “Detective Pikachu,” both the game and movie, offers an interesting perspective on the Pokémon world that the mainline games haven’t come close to touching.
Mainline and black Protestants rarely regard Southern Baptists and Mormons as political allies.Even Conservative Evangelical Support Couldn’t Save Immigration Reform|Jacob Lupfer|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And mainline Protestant denominations find themselves shrinking.
Mainline Protestant denominations are in marked decline and Evangelical Christianity is in slow retrograde.
This collaboration is different from our mainline collection, but the PETER PILOTTO woman is the same.Peter Pilotto Makes Target Go Pop in Latest Collaboration|The Fashion Beast Team|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The decline of mainline Protestantism has also undermined this sort of prudent, empirically-minded Republicanism.
Sidetrack your emotions if you can and stick to the mainline!Cleek of Scotland Yard|Thomas W. Hanshew
British Dictionary definitions for mainline
- the trunk route between two points, usually fed by branch lines
- (as modifier)a main-line station