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English definition of “join”

join

verb [I/T]  /dʒɔɪn/ us  

join verb [I/T] (DO WITH)

to do something with or be with someone or something: [T] Why don’t you ask your sister if she would like to join us for dinner? [T] I’m sure everyone will join me in wishing you a very happy birthday. [I] Won’t you join with us in planning the party?

join verb [I/T] (BECOME A MEMBER)

to become a member of an organization: [T] I’ve decided to join a gym. [I] It’s a great club – why don’t you join?

join verb [I/T] (FASTEN)

to cause something to be attached or fastened to another thing, or to bring two or more things together in this way; connect: [T] A long suspension bridge joins the island with the mainland. If roads or rivers join, they meet at a particular point: [I] The Missouri River and Mississippi River join north of St. Louis. join hands If two or more people join hands, they hold each other’s hands, esp. before doing some activity: This folk dance begins with everyone joining hands to form a circle.
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