join1 [ dʒɔın ] verb ***
1. ) join or join up transitive to connect two things:
Join the two edges of the material.
join something to something: You have to join the smaller piece of wood to the main part.
join something together: First, join the two pipes together.
a ) intransitive to become connected at a particular point
2. ) transitive to become a member of an organization, club, etc.:
I'm thinking of joining a choir.
countries that would like to join the EU
She wants to join the army.
a ) to start to work for an organization:
Martin joined the firm in 1999.
b ) to become one of a group of similar people or things:
Helen has joined the ranks of the unemployed.
─ opposite LEAVE
3. ) transitive if you join a road, train, boat, etc., you start to travel on it:
We joined the interstate at exit 47.
Welcome to everyone who joined the cruise today.
4. ) transitive to come together with other people or things:
Wendy went off to join her friends in the bar.
The police car was soon joined by two ambulances.
Brent Walker joins us now from our New York studios.
join someone for something: Why don't you join us for dinner tonight?
join together to do something: The two schools have joined together to raise money for Mozambique.
Do you mind if I join you?
a ) to become involved in an activity:
There are fears that other rebel fighters may join the conflict.
Many people have volunteered to join the search for the missing girl.
b ) join forces (with someone) to work together with someone else in order to achieve something:
Teachers joined forces with parents to prepare the hall for the school play.
c ) join someone in (doing) something to do or say something with other people:
They joined us in complaining about the service we received in the restaurant.
I'm sure everyone joins me in wishing Caroline and David a long and happy marriage.
be joined in marriage/holy matrimony VERY FORMAL
to get married
join battle VERY FORMAL
to start fighting
join the club SPOKEN
used for saying that you have the same problem or experience as the one someone else has just mentioned
join hands
1. ) to hold someone else's hand in your hand
2. ) to work together with another organization, country, etc. to help and support each other
join a line
to go and stand at the end of a line of people who are waiting for something
=> BEAT1
,join `in phrasal verb intransitive or transitive
join in something to do an activity with people who are already doing it:
She laughed and Tom joined in.
Pat didn't feel like joining in the celebrations.
,join `up phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive to become a member of the armed forces:
He joined up right after high school.
2. ) intransitive or transitive same as JOIN1 1:
You need to join up these two lines.
3. ) intransitive to meet or work with someone else:
I'm going to Germany first, but we're planning to join up in Norway.
4. ) intransitive to work together to achieve something:
We're joining up with another research team.
`join with phrasal verb transitive FORMAL
join with someone to say or do something with other people:
join with someone in doing something: I'm sure everyone joins with me in wishing him a speedy recovery.
join 2 [ dʒɔın ] noun count
the place where two objects have been connected together:
I don't think you'll be able to see the join when I've glued the pieces together.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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