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join

verb
 
 
/dʒɔɪn/
BECOME MEMBER [T] A2 to become a member of a group or organization: He joined the army when he was eighteen.Creating alliancesTaking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' willJoining and leaving groups and organizations
DO WITH OTHERS [T] A2 to do something or go somewhere with someone: Would you like to join us for dinner?Creating alliancesTaking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will
FASTEN [T] B1 to fasten or connect things together: Join the ends together with strong glue. A suspension bridge joins the two islands.Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures
MEET [I, T] B1 to meet at a particular point: The Mississippi River and the Missouri join near St Louis.Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures
join a line ( also UK join a queue) to go and stand at the end of a row of people waiting for something →  See also join forces Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will
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