I UK [dʒɔɪn] / US verb
Word forms "join":
present tense I/you/we/they join he/she/it joins present participle joining past tense joined past participle joined
a) [transitive] to become a member of an organization, club etc

I'm thinking of joining a choir.

countries that would like to join the EU

He wants to join the army.

b) to start to work for an organization

Martin joined the firm in 1999.

Nouns frequently used as objects of join
▪  army, band, club, group, party, team, union
a) join or join up
[transitive] to connect two things

Join the two edges of the material.

join something to something:

You have to join the smaller piece of wood to the main part.

join something together:

First, join the two pipes together.

b) [intransitive] to become connected at a particular point
3) [transitive] if you join a road, train, boat etc, you start to travel on it

We joined the M1 at junction 28.

Welcome to everyone who joined the cruise today.

4) [intransitive/transitive] to come together with other people or things

Wendy went off to join her friends in the bar.

The police car was soon joined by two ambulances.

Sarah Davis now joins us from our Glasgow studios.

join someone for something:

Why don't you join us for dinner tonight?

join together to do something:

The two schools have joined together to raise money for Mozambique.

Do you mind if I join you?

a) [transitive] to become involved in an activity

There are fears that other rebel fighters may join the conflict.

Many people have volunteered to join the search for the missing girl.

b) to become one of a group of similar people or things

Helen has joined the ranks of the unemployed.

join forces (with someone) — to work together with someone else in order to achieve something

Teachers joined forces with parents to prepare the hall for the school play.

join a line/queue — to go and stand at the end of a line of people who are waiting for something

join someone in (doing) something — to do or say something with other people

They joined us in complaining about the service we received in the restaurant.

I'm sure everyone joins me in wishing Caroline and David a long and happy marriage.

Phrasal verbs:
beat I, club I

II UK [dʒɔɪn] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "join":
singular join plural joins
the place where two objects have been connected together

I don't think you'll be able to see the join when I've glued the pieces together.

English dictionary. 2014.


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