join verb (CONNECT)
The A11 joins the M11 south of Cambridge.
The River Murray and the River Darling join east of Adelaide.
- The two pieces of cloth are joined with Velcro.
- The babies were joined at the head.
- The two buildings are joined by a covered bridge.
- The river joins the sea further south.
- Turn left where the path joins a larger track.
join verb (DO TOGETHER)
I'm sure everyone will join me in wishing you a very happy retirement (= everyone else will do this too).
The police have joined with (= they have begun to work with) the Drug Enforcement Agency in trying to catch major drug traffickers.
- If you want tickets you'll have to join the queue.
- Would you like to join us for dinner tonight?
- "Do you want to join me on a ten-mile run?" "Not likely !"
- "Come in and join the festivities - what will you have to drink?"
- I hope they won't think I'm anti-social if I don't join them in the bar.
join verb (BECOME A MEMBER)
join the ranks
- They tempted him to join the company by offering him a large salary and a company car.
- We had to pay a stiff membership fee to join the health club.
- He joined the air force in 1964 and spent ten years in the service.
- I've just joined the local golf/squash/tennis club.
- We were surprised when he announced he wanted to join the clergy .