Meaning of WELD in English

WELD

(JOIN PEOPLE) [verb] [T] - to make separate people into a group who can work together successfullyHe is a born leader, who welded a collection of gifted individualists into a real team.The next task is to weld the players into a force capable of maintaining the record set last year.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.