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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjointjoint1 /dʒɔɪnt/ ●●○ S3 W2 adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 1 SHAREinvolving two or more people or groups, or owned or shared by them 🔊 The two ministers have issued a joint statement. 🔊 Both companies are involved in the joint development of a new medium-sized car. 🔊 The meal was a joint effort (=two or more people worked on it together). 🔊 Manchester United and Arsenal are joint favourites to win the title (=are thought to have the same chance of winning). 🔊 Both parties must sign the form if the account is to be in joint names (=belong to two named people).2 joint venture3 joint resolutionjointly adverb 🔊 tenants who are jointly responsible for their rent
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jointa joint bank accountThe company will maintain a strategic manufacturing agreement with the startup and joint business development arrangements.We both wanted to move to Canada - it was a joint decision.Arrive at joint decisions on how that care is to be delivered to individuals?a joint declaration by Israeli and Palestinian leaders"Did you cook the dinner, Jane?" "No, it was a joint effort."Thirty-eight runners went to post, with Red Rum and Crisp joint favourites at 9-1.This factor can be compensated for, by dividing the semantic score between two words by the joint length of their definitions.The joint opinion rejects that framework.Finding joint tenants is one alternative to closing even more branches.joint effortSee it as a joint effort.In fact, the most successful programs are joint efforts between a source of training and a source of employment.This joint effort by a multicompany committee produced some of the best materials on the subject yet produced.It's a joint effort by the council, health services, local businesses and volunteers ... the whole community.The joint effort has produced remote control fuel-rod exchangers and automatic inspection systems for radioactive welded pipes.The mission is a joint effort of NASA and the European Space Agency.The present book is the joint effort of our chosen specialized fields.Country concerns: Trimdon children are making a joint effort to improve wildlife in the countryside around their schools.
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jointjoint2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 HBAa part of your body that can bend because two bones meet thereknee/neck/hip/elbow etc joint 🔊 a permanently damaged knee joint2 British EnglishDF a large piece of meat, usually containing a bonejoint of 🔊 a joint of beef3 JOIN something TOGETHERa place where two things or parts of an object are joined together 🔊 What should I use to seal the joint between the carport roof and the house wall?4 out of joint5 informalDF a cheap bar, club, or restaurant 🔊 a hamburger joint clip joint6 informalMDD a cigarette containing cannabis syn spliff case the joint at case2(2)
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jointa joint of beefJim Feng passed me another joint that was going from hand to hand.Early on it was a chrome stool and burger joint.an elbow jointa fast-food jointHer bowels were much improved by this, but Edith still had migraine attacks and trouble with her joints.His body bucked off the chair with such violence that his knee joints popped.I've had a lot of pain in my joints recently, especially in my wrists and shoulders.Quality control of solder joints is currently done by blowing up a digitized image of the joint and having humans inspect it.They make a qualitative judgment on whether the solder joint is acceptable or unacceptable.Mitred housings with mortice and tenon joints were used.Duvall had just glued the joints of the chair and was tightening a vise to hold them in place.X-rays don't reveal much, either, since the inflammation lies in the soft tissues and not in the joints.One of the joints in the pipe was cracked and gas was escaping.the joints of a chairknee/neck/hip/elbow etc jointThe final result is a permanently damaged knee joint.His body bucked off the chair with such violence that his knee joints popped.I realized that I had a splitting headache and that my knee joints were uncertain of their purpose when I stood up.New hip joint could end the suffering for thousands.Fanged skulls with potent crosses adorned the knee joints of these warriors' armour.My right leg finally made an appearance in the correct locale, opposite my left and below the hip joint.This will be painful in disease of the hip joint but will never aggravate pain caused by root compression in the back.The large bone of the upper arm was splintered to the elbow joint, and the wound bled freely.
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jointjoint3 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 DFCto cut meat into joints
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From Longman Business Dictionaryjointjoint /dʒɔɪnt/ adjective [only before a noun] shared by, owned by, or involving two or more people, organizations, or countriesThe companies made a joint statement last night.The two men were appointed joint managing directors in June.The two groups are joint owners of the hotel.jointly adverbThey have set up a jointly owned company.
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Verb table
joint
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyjoint
he, she, itjoints
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyjointed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave jointed
he, she, ithas jointed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad jointed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill joint
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have jointed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam jointing
he, she, itis jointing
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you, we, theyare jointing
Past
I, he, she, itwas jointing
you, we, theywere jointing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been jointing
he, she, ithas been jointing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been jointing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be jointing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been jointing
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