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as in wire
a length of braided, flexible material that is used for tying or connecting things a piece of string won't hold that gate shut if a big wind comes along

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as in queue
a series of persons or things arranged one behind another a string of cars stretching as far as we could see

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as in to thread
to put together into a series by means of or as if by means of a thread the prosecuting attorney strung the evidence together so that the accused man really did look guilty

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“String.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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