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beeline (noun) a direct and quick route (used usually as part of the phrase, 'make a beeline for').

When you are in a hurry and are eager to see someone, you make a beeline for them. That is, you go straight to them as quickly as you can. When people come to know that some treasure is hidden in some place, they find the shortest and quickest route to it. That means they make a beeline for the treasure. Fans of a movie star go straight and fast to the star when they come to know where they are, that is, they make a beeline for the star.

  • When someone shouted that a bomb was placed in the bus station, passengers made a beeline for the exits, and that caused a few children to be stampeded.
  • Nobody appears to be above the temptation of money. Movies like 'McKenna's Gold,' 'The Mad, Mad World,' where the prince and the pauper, the saint and the sinner, all are shown making a beeline for hidden treasures, prove the fact.
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