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If a machine or piece of equipmentcomeson line, it startsoperating. If it is off line, it is not operating. ⇒ The Energy Secretary hopes to bring on line a safer new tritium production reactor. ⇒ The new machine will go on line in June 2006. ⇒ Every second her equipment was off line cost the company money.
Nisha took them round an electricfanheater to use until the central heating was back on line , and Stanleyaccepted gracefully.Fay Weldon NOTHING TO WEAR AND NOWHERE TO HIDE: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIESAnd now on line four we have...' I peered at the computer screen.Isabel Wolff RESCUING ROSEDocking lines singled up and the engine room's on line and ready to go.Terman, Douglas CORMORANTDallie's approachshot, which was dead on line , caught a gust of wind that blew it long.Susan Elizabeth Phillips LADY BE GOOD