Definition of make a beeline for in English:

make a beeline for


  • Hurry directly to.

    ‘the city commuters made a beeline for the bar’
    • ‘And those in the know would ignore the party pies, sausage rolls and sandwiches at the half-time afternoon tea spread and make a beeline for the chocolate cake.’
    • ‘As we left the classroom, Ann made a beeline to Michelle's desk to plead her case.’
    • ‘Ever since the baby was born, visitors to the zoo are making a beeline for the hippo enclosure to see the new arrival.’
    • ‘And when the evening arrived, one was not surprised to see many making a beeline for the venue.’
    • ‘The lift bumped to a gentle stop at the ground floor and the doors opened, Catherine hurried out straight away and made a beeline for the exit.’
    • ‘He turned round hastily and made a beeline straight for the door.’
    • ‘With that, she turned and made a beeline straight for my mother and her friends, leaving me with Sarah.’
    • ‘However, the tourists make a beeline to this house.’
    • ‘The latecomers made a beeline to the reception desk, showing their entrance forms and collecting their sheets and gifts.’
    • ‘At this point, the focal point of the crowd rested on the door as everyone made a beeline for outside.’
    go towards, head for, head towards, aim for, make one's way towards, move towards, direct one's steps towards, steer a course towards, be bound for, set out for, make a beeline for, take to
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