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joint

adjective uk   /dʒɔɪnt/ us  
B2 belonging to or shared between two or more people: a joint bank account The project was a joint effort between the two schools (= they worked on it together). The two Russian ice skaters came joint second (= they were both given second prize) in the world championships. In court, the parents were awarded joint custody of their son (= the right to care for him was shared between them).
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jointly
adverb uk   /dʒɔɪnt.li/ us  
C1 The Channel Tunnel was jointly funded by the French and British.

joint

noun [C] uk   /dʒɔɪnt/ us  

joint noun [C] (BODY)

C2 a place in your body where two bones are connected: an elbow/hip/knee joint As you become older, your joints get stiffer.put sth out of joint to force a joint in the body out of its correct position by accident: I put my shoulder out of joint last weekend lifting heavy boxes.

joint noun [C] (CONNECTION)

a place where two things are fastened together: Damp has penetrated the joints in the wood panelling.

joint noun [C] (MEAT)

a large piece of meat that is cooked in one piece: a joint of beef/pork a piece of meat for cooking, usually containing a bone: Fry four chicken joints in a pan with some mushrooms and garlic.

joint noun [C] (PLACE)

C1 informal a bar or restaurant that serves food and drink at low prices: We had lunch at a hamburger joint and then went to see a movie. slang a place where people go for entertainment, especially one that has a bad reputation: He owned several bars in the city and ran an illegal gambling joint. We arrived at the club just before midnight and the joint was already jumping (= busy).

joint noun [C] (DRUG)

joint

verb [T] uk   /dʒɔɪnt/ us  
to cut meat into large pieces ready for cooking
Translations of “joint”
in Korean 공동의…
in Arabic مُشْتَرَك…
in French raccord, articulation, rôti…
in Turkish ortak…
in Italian congiunto, comune…
in Chinese (Traditional) 共有的,共用的, 共同的…
in Russian совместный…
in Polish wspólny…
in Spanish junta, juntura, unión…
in Portuguese conjunto, mútuo…
in German die Verbindungsstelle, das Gelenk, das Bratenstück…
in Catalan conjunt…
in Japanese 合同の, 共同の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 共有的,共享的, 共同的…
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