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to become a member of an organization, society, or group
When did you join the Labour party?
I decided to join the army.
You can enjoy a sport without joining a club or belonging to a team.
to begin to take part in an activity that other people are involved in
Many sacrificed their weekend to join the hunt for the missing girl.
the benefits of joining our pension scheme
Church leaders have joined the campaign to end fox-hunting.
go to somebody
to go somewhere in order to be with someone or do something with them
She joined her aunt in the sitting room.
The immigrants were soon joined by their wives and children.
Do not say 'join with' someone.
is followed by a direct object:
Will you join me?
do something together
intransitive and transitive
to do something together with someone else, or as a group
join somebody for something
I invited them to join us for a glass of wine.
join (with) somebody in doing something
I'm sure you'll all join me in thanking today's speaker.
join (with) somebody to do something
Parents have joined with health experts to produce a video for bereaved families.
Three police forces have joined together to buy a helicopter.
to connect or fasten things together
Join the two pieces of wood with strong glue.
join something to something
The island is joined to the mainland by a causeway.
intransitive and transitive
if two roads, rivers etc join, they come together and become connected at a particular point
Finally we arrived at Dartmouth, where the River Dart joins the sea.
the point where the two roads join
join a queue
to go and stand at the end of a line of people
He went in and joined the queue for the toilets.
if people join hands, they hold each other's hands
They joined hands and danced round and round.
join the club
used to say that you and a lot of other people are in the same situation
'I'm having difficulty knowing what today's debate is about.' 'Join the club, Geoffrey.'
to begin fighting
be joined in marriage/holy matrimony
to be married
be joined at the hip
if two people are joined at the hip, they are always together and are very friendly - often used to show disapproval
➔ join/combine forces
; ➔ if you can't beat 'em, join 'em
join in (something)
to take part in something that a group of people are doing or that someone else does
In the evening there was a barbecue, with the whole village
joining in the fun
He stared at them without joining in the conversation.
He laughed loudly, and Mattie joined in.
to become a member of the army, navy, or air force
to connect things, or to become connected
join something ↔ up
The dots are joined up by a line.
join up with somebody/something
to combine with or meet other people in order to do something
Three months ago, they joined up with another big company that sells arms.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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