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English definition of “join”

join

verb     /dʒɔɪn/
[T] to connect or fasten two or more things together: join sth to sth Small screws are used to join the front panel to the sides .join sth together The pieces are joined together with glue .
[I or T] to become a member of a club , etc., or to start working for a company or an organization : Have you joined the pension plan ? I joined the company immediately after college .
[I or T] to get involved in an activity with another person or group : join sb for sth Will you join us for dinner ?join sb in doing sth I'm sure everyone will join me in wishing James a very happy retirement .
[I or T] TRANSPORT to get on a bus , train , or plane : Passengers who joined at Manchester should have their tickets ready for inspection .
join the dots to connect two things or ideas in order to produce something new, or to show the relationship between different things: We need to join the dots between our current products and the needs of this new market .
join forces to act with somebody else in order to do something: The two companies have joined forces to make the Web applications available to a wider public .
(Definition of join verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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