caminar en fila

An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to walk in line
Los escolares caminaban en fila por la acera detrás de la maestra.The schoolchildren were walking in line on the sidewalk behind their teacher.
b. to walk in a row
Los prisioneros caminaban en fila y con la cabeza gacha.The prisoners walked in a row and with their heads bowed.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Un grupo de muchachas, caminando en fila de a dos y agarradas del brazo, nos adelantaron riéndose tontamente.A group of girls, walking in pairs, arm in arm, passed us giggling.
En el desfile de inauguración de las Olimpiadas, los atletas caminaban en fila de a cinco.At the opening parade of the Olympic Games, the athletes walked five abreast.
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