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band

2 verb
     
band2 [transitive usually passive]
British English to put people or things into different groups, usually according to income, value, or price:
After valuation, properties will be banded in groups of £20,000 or more.

band together

phrasal verb
if people band together, they unite in order to achieve something:
Local people have banded together to fight the company's plans.

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