join join [dʒɔɪn] verb
1. [intransitive, transitive] to become a member of a group, team, or organization:

• She was invited to join the company's board.

• Turkey is not a member of the EU, but wants to join.

2. [intransitive, transitive] to start working for a company or an organization:

• He first joined Allianz as a salesman.

• She left in 1995, the year I joined.

3. join forces to take action together in order to achieve something:

• AT&T and NEC agreed to join forces to develop a new mobile telephone system.

join forces with

• Many small insurance companies are joining forces with other insurers.

4. join together to do something with another person, company, or organization:

• Eight Japanese and two American companies are joining together to design communications equipment.

join in something phrasal verb [transitive]
to take part in something with another group, company, or organization:

• We would be eager to join in projects of that sort.

join with somebody/​something phrasal verb [transitive]
to do something with another person, company, or organization:

• He is joining with a Virginia firm to invest $450 million in real estate assets.

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join UK US /dʒɔɪn/ verb
[T] to connect or fasten two or more things together: join sth to sth »

Small screws are used to join the front panel to the sides.

join sth together »

The pieces are joined together with glue.

[I or T] to become a member of a club, etc., or to start working for a company or an organization: »

Have you joined the pension plan?


I joined the company immediately after college.

[I or T] to get involved in an activity with another person or group: join sb for sth »

Will you join us for dinner?

join sb in doing sth »

I'm sure everyone will join me in wishing James a very happy retirement.

[I or T] TRANSPORT to get on a bus, train, or plane: »

Passengers who joined at Manchester should have their tickets ready for inspection.

join the dots — Cf. join the dots
join forces — Cf. join forces
join UK US /dʒɔɪn/ noun [C]
a place where two things meet or are connected together: »

Oil is leaking out at the join between the two pipes.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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