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dovetail

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdovetaildove‧tail1 /ˈdʌvteɪl/ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]TOGETHER to fit together perfectly or to make two plans, ideas etc fit together perfectlydovetail with My vacation plans dovetail nicely with Joyce’s.2 [transitive + together]TBC to join two pieces of wood by means of dovetail joints→ See Verb table
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dovetailThis is why a mix of different people has the potential to dovetail and become a cohesive team.Yet, in retrospect, Glam dovetailed exactly with developments in consumer capitalism.This block is dovetailed into the pine framing of the sides so it can be slipped off for disassembly.The higher prices would dovetail nicely with production capacity increases that are already in the pipeline.And topocide is even easier when the policies of planners, politicians, and industrialists dovetail so precisely.That research could dovetail with gene-therapy efforts under way at Chiron.But his athletic prowess dovetailed with his particular experiences, and his body, for him, acquired almost magical power.dovetail withNew mail-handling systems dovetail with the Post Office's push for efficiency.
dovetaildovetail2 (also dovetail joint) noun [countable]  TBCa type of joint fastening two pieces of wood together
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Verb table
dovetail
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydovetail
he, she, itdovetails
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydovetailed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dovetailed
he, she, ithas dovetailed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dovetailed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dovetail
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dovetailed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dovetailing
he, she, itis dovetailing
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you, we, theyare dovetailing
Past
I, he, she, itwas dovetailing
you, we, theywere dovetailing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dovetailing
he, she, ithas been dovetailing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dovetailing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dovetailing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dovetailing
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