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fila
feminine noun
1. line (hilera) ; row (de asientos)
  • en fila, en fila india in line, in single file
  • aparcar en doble fila to double-park
  • ponerse en fila to line up
filas
plural feminine noun
1. ranks (military)
  • cerrar filas (figurative) to close ranks
  • en filas doing military service
  • llamar a filas a alguien to call somebody up
  • romper filas to fall out
2. ranks (de partido)
  • militaba en las filas socialistas she was an active member of the socialist party
fila
1 (hilera) [de personas, cosas] (una tras de otra) line
una fila de coches a line of cars; nos colocaron en fila they lined us up; they put us in a row; ponerse en fila to line up; get into line; salirse de la fila to step out of line; una chaqueta de dos filas de botones a double-breasted jacket
(una al lado de otra)
había cuatro coches en fila there were four cars in a row; aparcar en doble fila to double-park; iban andando en filas de tres they were walking three abreast
(Mil)
¡en fila! fall in!; formar filas to form up; fall in; romper filas to fall out; break ranks; ¡rompan filas! fall out!; dismiss!
fila india
en fila india in single file
2 [de asientos] row
en primera/segunda fila in the front/second row
fila cero VIP row
3 filas (Mil) (servicio)
estar en filas to be on active service; incorporarse a filas to join up; llamar a algn a filas to call sb up; draft sb; (EEUU)
(Política) ranks
en las filas del partido in the ranks of the party
ha pasado a engrosar las filas del partido conservador
cerrar filas to close ranks
4 (antipatía)
tener fila a algn to have it in for sb (familiar); el jefe le tiene fila the boss has it in for him (familiar)
5 (Centroamérica) (cumbre) peak; summit
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