Meaning of JOIN in English

JOIN

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an employee joins a company/firm etc

Employees who join the firm after April receive a percentage of the annual bonus.

enter/go into/join a profession

Hugh intended to enter the medical profession.

enter/join the race

There was speculation that another candidate might enter the race.

join a band

He took up the saxophone and joined the school band.

join a cabinet

Lee was considered a likely candidate to join the cabinet.

join a club

I decided to join the computer club.

join a coalition

The Greens of Slovenia agreed to join the coalition led by the Liberal Democratic party.

join a committee

I was invited to join a committee to plan the summer carnival.

join a company (= become an employee )

I joined the company ten years ago.

join a demonstration

They were prevented by police from joining the demonstration.

join a firm

He joined the firm when he was in his early twenties.

join a gang

He was only eight when he joined the gang.

join a group

He joined a self-help group for divorced men.

join a party

Bloomfield joined the Communist Party in 1946.

join a queue

He went back inside to join the queue for the toilets.

join hands (= take hold of the hands of people on either side of you )

They stood in a circle and joined hands.

join in the celebrations

You’re welcome to come and join in the celebrations!

join in the fun

The whole village joined in the fun.

join the army

At 18, I decided to join the army.

join the forces (= become a soldier, sailor etc )

He was too young to join the forces when the war broke out.

join the motorway (= get on the motorway )

Traffic will be diverted through Hamilton before joining the motorway.

join the staff

Kelly Jones has joined the staff as a medical secretary.

joined the dole queue

As two factories closed today, 500 people joined the dole queue .

joined the navy

He joined the navy during the war.

join/enter the fray

The other soldiers quickly joined the fray, launching missile attacks in the city.

join/go into the services

Maybe you should join the services.

join...union

Are you planning to join the union ?

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

in

The church sends an invitation to any who do not belong to a particular church, but would like to join in .

It invited him to join in , and he did.

The grunts joined in with their rifles.

A woman may turn to bottle-feeding to give him a chance to join in .

My ears rang with the loud but muffled popping as my door gunners joined in with the rest.

Perdita had rather a reedy voice, but she insisted on joining in .

My role will be to join in with you, so I have asked Mark Drake to lead the meeting.

together

As a result some of the hill farms are being joined together - amalgamated - and farm labourers are becoming unemployed.

This determines how the pieces of steel meeting at that connection are joined together .

The emission or absorption of one particle by another corresponds to the dividing or joining together of strings.

Big business joined together to form a climate change coalition to lobby successfully against the protocol.

There is a process of two individuals joining together to form a new life, often personified by children.

Two whole beings, joined together .

A girder is a beam that supports other beams or is made up of separate beams joined together .

■ NOUN

army

They travel throughout the Empire, joining armies as they march to battle.

When the Civil War broke out, Walker tried to join the Army as a surgeon.

So she joins the army to be near him.

They hadn't joined the army for a career as he had.

It was as unthinkable now as their joining the army .

But he had always had a wish to join the Army , and at sixteen he enlisted as a drummer boy.

Arthur says that he is joining the army so that by his going away no one else will have to leave Hayslope.

band

To top it all off, a girl wants to join the band !

They will go on to join the Royal Marines Band Service after musical training.

An expected crowd of 250 will join Latin Jazz band Manteca and guests in a champagne toast at midnight.

In 1988 he joined Abdullah Ibrahim's band , Ekaya, and spent two years with it.

He joined the Ellington band following the final departure of Sonny Greer from 1951-3.

My parents had moved to the outskirts of Glasgow and I joined the local pipe band and met Duncan McIntyre.

She knew Scathach's quest was for Bavduin, but he was not himself Jaguthin; he had merely joined the band .

club

Not now belonging to any Particular golf club , joining the Seniors was something I greatly looked forward to.

In 1998, when two expansion clubs join the majors, the formula would have to be changed.

Mere are clubs to join , local sports centres to visit.

The format was an 18-hold shotgun four-ball with ladies and gentlemen from both clubs joining in the festivities.

Simon beach club and joined the foreigners ogling the floor show at the Casino du Liban.

Already nearly 400 clubs have applied to join the scheme.

At international level, such local support is subordinated to the national reputation and hooligan fans from different clubs will join forces.

company

Her appearance in a charity performance led to an offer to join the Bancrofts' company at the Haymarket Theatre.

The senior teacher, Gerd Larsen, joined the company in 1944.

He joined the company in 1960 when asked him to set up the Company's first electrical department.

Ian had been Group Financial Controller since he joined the company in 1989.

Charlie graduated from high school and went into the service for four years before joining the company in 1970.

Wirral-born Mike joined the company in 1979 from Newcastle University where he gained a chemical engineering degree.

Truitte stayed on, and five months later Horton asked him if he was interested in joining the company .

family

So I say nothing to Anna; instead I quietly join her family for a meal.

When Joe was asked to join the First Family each year for Christmas dinner, it posed a dilemma.

Mr Elton joined the family at the week-end ... and the stage was set for tragedy.

He joined the family business after his graduation in 1988.

If anyone had told her then that one day she would join the royal family she would have run a mile.

When I accepted the scholarship, I joined a family .

I joined the family for a meal of fried onions and what tasted like chicken.

The house was already emptying as one person after another set off to join their families .

force

He joined the Royal Air Force during the war, after which he settled in London.

Two younger sisters have also joined the force .

Members of the Northern Regional Health Authority have backed proposals to create seven powerful purchasing authorities by allowing districts to join forces .

The joining of forces of the young and old represents a literal means of reconnecting tenses.

This encourages parents to have more children, increasing population growth, impoverishing families and preventing women from joining the labour force .

That same year, several prevention organizations decided to join forces .

It was bad enough that his daughter was rebelling, but here was his own wife joining forces with her.

group

So we joined a self-help group for parents of young gamblers.

She joined a prayer group that met weekly to read and reflect on the Scriptures.

I tried joining another group , this time for compulsive eaters.

After Claire joined a consciousness-raising group , she began to use the word quite freely.

Inmates had the chance to join special groups for music, drama, dance and art.

Before I joined the village group , I was afraid of every-thing.

others

A solitary horse, if given the chance, will always try and join others .

Hi Man wanted to join them; others wanted to join him.

No limits are in force and such students simply join the others already on the modules of their choice.

In the long run, Begin could join forces with others in the far-right to challenge Likud.

Outside, another blossom fell from a tree, to join the others on the pavement.

It just looked me over closely, then flew into the roost in the pines to join the others .

We have to rush to join the others in our foursome.

Ask him to join Donna and some others to do it.

party

He's joined the Liberal Party , and now he's a very important cog in the cabinet.

Movie star Tom Mix, filming on location in nearby Bishop, rode over with a mariachi band and joined the party .

Suddenly I remembered my weekly shower and hurried to join the ragged party which was forming outside.

Mitford joined the Communist Party and met and fell in love with Treuhaft.

Chris Patten has now joined me as a party chairman held responsible for winning an election by running a bad campaign!

Mike Foster, a former Democrat who joined the Republican Party .

It will be the same now - everyone says they were either forced to join the Party , or were never members.

When piano music joins the party , white-gloved hands dance over piano keys until both are lost in a swirl of color.

queue

They had travelled to Berlin merely in order to join the queue of refugees trying to get home.

It's because I didn't join the queue .

Armed with a fistful of papers you now have to join the queue to fetch the elusive gadget.

I signed more pieces of paper and went downstairs to join the queue outside the clothing store.

Well-if I wanted to join the queue to sign on for work, I needed an address first.

Outright batsmen joined the queue , and the supposedly slow bowlers were marking out what looked like suspiciously long run-ups.

Edward Woodward is the latest star to join the queue for the confessional.

Maggie joined the short queue in front of him.

team

Stock library photographers Ethel Davis and Tom Mackie join the team for a course on new business.

He is scheduled to join the team in Calgary late today if his back is feeling up to it.

Prost has a clause in his contract that excludes Senna from joining the Williams team .

Shortly after joining his or her team , our new employee will experience the first of many team meetings.

When the reply came it was to ask us to consider joining the team in September 1992!

At this level of grantsmanship, one must join a team of experts to write a winning proposal.

He joined the team at Bury in 1982 as administration manager.

He joined the Norton works team in 1955.

union

The closed shop: Mr Fowler said the legislation would guarantee people the freedom to decide whether or not to join a union .

On paper, the Wagner Act, passed in 1935, does grandly declare there is a right to join unions .

The idea was to encourage people to join a union - not ban them if they couldn't.

Can a teacher be forced to join a union ?

Employees can't be forced to join a Union against their will.

I went down to the union and they told me I got to be working before I could join the union.

They must join the existing unions and fight through them.

Any musician who is seriously embarking on a career in the music business should join the Musicians' Union .

■ VERB

ask

Presumably on the basis that it could not involve James, she had asked him to join them for supper.

I asked Joey to join us as well, since it was not his sabbath, but he declined.

Powell has enormous respect would be asking him to reconsider joining the ticket to dramatically increase Sen.

Then I was asked to join the small group selected to meet the Royal personage in attendance, the Duchess of Gloucester.

When Joe was asked to join the First Family each year for Christmas dinner, it posed a dilemma.

It was he who asked Waltz to join him in running the Schaubu hne.

She was relieved and flattered not to have been asked to join them.

invite

Just tell them the score and invite them to join your cub.

The fact that it was invited to join a coalition marks the crowning achievement of its crusade to achieve political respectability.

It invited him to join in, and he did.

Riders are also being invited to join a mass ride-in to the show on Wednesday February 2.

He quit, and even when the club subsequently invited Bloch to join , Watson did not return.

About a dozen men climbed aboard, and I was invited to join them.

The fraternity invites us to join the fun every year, but only because it has to.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

join the club

ButIdid not come to Mitford to join the club and sit by the pool.

He needs six points tonight in Orlando to join the club .

If you're confused, join the club !

If you have, then join the club .

Scholar also revealed details of Venables's contract when he joined the club as manager from Barcelona.

To join the club simply send your name and address to us at the address below.

Well, they can join the club .

When she had finally confirmed that Patricia Hoskin had never joined the club , Blanche made an excuse and left.

join the mile high club

join/combine forces (with sb/sth)

In 1995 the Oxford and Nairobi teams joined forces .

In addition, three Askews' reps will combine forces with Chivers' force of two, to represent Chivers to libraries.

It's obvious: I've got to join forces with Ace.

It was bad enough that his daughter was rebelling, but here was his own wife joining forces with her.

Last year the Guardian joined forces with the international campaign to free poor countries from debt.

So some foreign houses are joining forces with local brokers.

The better option is for you to join forces with several of your fellow employees and then meet with your manager.

Will convinces the pair not to eat them, but instead join forces in the hunt for the pirates and their captives.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Join the sleeve and the shoulder parts together.

Join the two pieces of wood using a strong glue.

2000 people joined the library last year.

A lot of people want to join , so there's a long waiting list.

Any child wanting to join the after-school club should see Mrs Williams.

Doctors had to use a metal rod to join the two pieces of bone together.

During the war he joined the Air Corps and became a pilot.

Eight new members are expected to join .

He joined the navy when he was 16.

Her parents are going to Paris next week and she will join them later.

It is not known if the other parties will join the peace talks.

The advertising campaign is trying to persuade people to join the armed forces

The pipes join right over here.

The wooden buildings are joined by ivy-covered walkways.

They met at the spot where the creek joins the river.

We're sitting over there. Why don't you join us?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And the Lakers, 4-1 since he joined them, have claimed victories in 11 of 13 to reach 28-19 overall.

At the age of twenty-three, Bernard persuaded four of his brothers and twenty-seven friends to join the Cistercian order.

He did join , hoping to reform the church before it deformed him.

In 1933 Princess Victoria joined the royal Yacht from this quay.

In each the primitive, sometimes bestial is joined obdurately to the modern and sophisticated.

In lieu of a dance, you can always ask that cute girl or guy to join you for a duet.

There appears to be substantial numbers of people who join or leave, become active or inactive, over time.

Why should we join in and help them to unite against us?

II. noun

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

if you can't beat 'em, join 'em

join/combine forces (with sb/sth)

In 1995 the Oxford and Nairobi teams joined forces .

In addition, three Askews' reps will combine forces with Chivers' force of two, to represent Chivers to libraries.

It's obvious: I've got to join forces with Ace.

It was bad enough that his daughter was rebelling, but here was his own wife joining forces with her.

Last year the Guardian joined forces with the international campaign to free poor countries from debt.

So some foreign houses are joining forces with local brokers.

The better option is for you to join forces with several of your fellow employees and then meet with your manager.

Will convinces the pair not to eat them, but instead join forces in the hunt for the pirates and their captives.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Every wooden join was tongue and groove reinforced with knotted rope.

The leaf tracing is then pasted on to the assembly so that the centre vein coincides with the join .

They are then cut by one of the several methods to effect a good join .

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