Meaning of TOGETHER in English

TOGETHER

I. adverb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

add numbers together

Add the two numbers together and divide by three.

alone together

My wife and I like to spend time alone together away from the kids.

clipped together

a stack of bills clipped together

close together

They were sitting close together on the couch.

establish/piece together the facts (= find out what actually happened in a situation )

The police are still piecing together the facts.

eyes locked together (= they could not look away from each other )

Their eyes locked together for an instant.

hands clasped...together

She stood with her hands clasped tightly together .

herded together

The prisoners were herded together .

rubbed...hands together

He rubbed his hands together with embarrassment.

slotted together (= put together using slots )

All the wood parts come pre-cut so that they can be slotted together .

stood together (= stayed united )

countries that have stood together in times of crisis

stuck together through thick and thin

Then, families stuck together through thick and thin .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

act

The two experimental set-ups were different, incompatible, and so could not act together .

That's why I think it could be a group of them acting together .

It had been unthinkable that either one of them could be ignored, much less the two acting together .

Fifthly, the periodic meetings of Great Powers which together acted as self-appointed guarantors of international law and order.

The strong impression I had was of a people who acted together because of a preconceived plan: a people programmed.

Ducal servants from all areas acted together .

Compassion is feeling and acting together .

add

Superposition is of the essence of waves, which can be added together to reinforce or cancel each other out.

Turnover has to be calculated by adding together the respective turnovers of all parent and subsidiary companies.

Let us consider again the problem of adding together N values held in store locations 100, 101, 102, and so on.

Your income will be added together and any benefit entitlement will be split equally between you.

For this purpose the state pension and your earnings are added together , but the tax is deducted from your earnings.

Nylon cord: To calculate the amount, add together the width of the blind plus four times the length.

Many different component causes can add together to produce a particular outcome, a process known as multiple causality.

Both companies, however, carelessly add together the money costs of fixed assets they acquired in different years.

band

So desperate has the situation become that 18 estates have banded together and called in Dave Dunn.

Some of the storekeepers had banded together to hire their own detective force; so had the railroads and hotels.

They feel that they can band together with others in a kind of joint enterprise to beat the disease.

To survive in the managed care environment, virtually all hospitals are banding together to increase their efficiency and keep costs competitive.

Fortunately a small group of folk banded together determined to save the bird and the rescue operation began.

They were forced to band together because the city was doing nothing for them.

Those who feel threatened band together .

bind

We are bound together by a common heritage of faith and culture.

The boats are made mostly of rice straw, woven and bound together .

The two sentences are bound together by a cohesive tie.

They are bound together by common ancestry, a shared history, and a common cultural heritage, along with religion.

Both camps have long been bound together by a shared interest in the punter's pound.

In other words, Ahab fails to realize that good and evil are inextricably bound together and can not be separated.

Because we are bound together , although he doesn't see it that way, by our interest in Belinda.

Like a couple of convicts bound together by a ball and chain, neither could betray the other without exposing himself.

bring

Each had a board of civil servants to bring together local representatives of central departments related to economic development.

Jeanne Tripplehorn pairs with Dylan McDermott in this comedy about a ridiculous romantic and an utter realist brought together by destiny.

Most of these bring together major property players, looking for quick wins through their bulk-buying power.

The Surrealists had exposed and challenged some of the prevailing conditions by bringing together contemporary work with objects from earlier cultures.

To coordinate this work, the existing nuclei of these parties must be brought together in an international organization.

Elders, clan leaders and commanders were brought together by the council of churches.

A symbol suggests ideas, it brings together different concepts and perceptions.

close

The hedges are small trees that were planted very close together .

Cbin in hand, feet close together , there was something coy and flirty about her.

These horses show relaxed, peaceful outlines, with friends standing particularly close together .

The rebel musketry fire was pouring... upon our men, who were closing together and rallying under the attack.

The eyes were very close together .

Short wavelengths, sent out in a beam, could also resolve small targets close together , such as aircraft in formation.

Small intervals close together are pooled.

Without knowing it, they have drawn quite close together .

cobble

He has total control over the broadcasting media and the government that he laboriously cobbled together over an eight-month period.

You must cobble together whatever both / and hybrid design will get the job done. 2.

There is a bicycle built from bits of old sports equipment and a harp cobbled together from instruments.

It is not that difficult to cobble together a budget that could at least appear to be balanced within five years.

She cobbled together a rough draft and then rewrote it, trying to remove the more ostentatious signs of plagiarism.

The Wisconsin experiment proved one could cobble together a fair approximation of a prairie.

The politicians who cobbled together the convention's proposals still call themselves Unionists.

They cobbled together their economic theories, then, while straddling the secular and the sacred.

come

Where these factors come together a management buy-out is possible.

My father always said that the child and the worst storm of winter came together .

WHETHER or not the two Germanies are coming together too quickly, their cars certainly are.

I think the marathon and altitude training came together finally.

Now the emphasis is on families and communities, and everyone comes together for the feeding of the 30,000.

Now their romantic urgings and formal ambitions have come together in an expansive exploration of the universe.

And soon it all began to come together in the most wonderful way.

By June 1950 a series of desperate needs had come together .

draw

The family drew together to help each other, and most of them had additional sources of comfort.

And in battle, you are all drawn together .

But it was the first time these five principles had been drawn together and proclaimed specifically for the Gulf.

An incident occurred during one session when the children were drawing together .

We can return to these questions now, and draw together the strands of the preceding argument.

Nevertheless, these volumes have drawn together many little-known areas of social insect and spider biology in lucid accounts.

In March, Emap Digital was formed into a separate division drawing together Emap's established internet presence in one focused organisation.

This team draws together researchers with experience in economic and social demography with epidemiology and statistics.

fit

This description was entirely correct, but it took nearly 50 years to work out exactly how the different parts fitted together .

The world and I fit together so well!

A Youngman protégé could take over the old boy's lecturing responsibilities and everything would fit together rather nicely.

But it can be an interesting team, an entertaining team when the parts fit together like Thursday night.

But somehow, he thought, the lanky, lively lad and the small, dull-looking lass fitted together in friendship.

To understand how all these three fit together , see Fig. 3. 7.

The two fitted together even in the way the day took them.

Systematic implies that the steps which are taken to meet objectives should fit together as a cohesive whole.

gather

You will then need to gather together the necessary things to make an application.

They would gather together , without husbands, would-be husbands, or bring-home work.

When you have gathered together as much information as possible you set about defining your client's image.

Nevertheless, the key idea is of grouping and gathering together .

Dempster represents the biter-bit brigade, being a fairly constant topic whenever journos gather together .

Kings and sheep and whinnying horses and Serving maids and beggar boys gathered together in the frosty imagined night.

They have therefore gathered together an impressive group of sixteen experts and devised cast-iron vetting rules.

This is the first time the family has gathered together in a year, and she wants them all to get along.

get

I got together a bit of money - and there I was, on to the next part of the journey.

When children get together , they watch television or play together.

First you get together a batch of questions to be answered which supposedly measure intelligence or knowledge of some particular subject.

Sal Baldenegro and I ought to get together again and sing a bunch of corridos.

And one way and another he got together , in most weeks, as much spending money as a young working miner.

You have to get together and say it and then you hope that both sides come to their senses, I suppose.

Presumably her absence is itself a status display: you have to be really important to skip this little get together .

Analysis Have the students get together in groups of four and compare their data sheets.

group

If individuals of similar income were grouped together , the outcome might be unstable.

A powerful outside conqueror can hold antithetical groups together .

Non-fiction books are grouped together by subject.

Your reference materials should be sorted out and grouped together around each subheading within the proposal outline.

Artists who group together for financial reasons may choose a name which is no more explanatory than a number or numbers.

Here and there the anti-Fascists were grouped together and running fights broke out with the Blackshirts.

Can they be grouped together under titles?

These business units are grouped together into divisions which represent areas of similar business interest.

hold

She did things which were deeply unpopular to a large section of the political community which she was striving to hold together .

The lemon should be held together at both ends.

As long as it has a cover and is held together by staples, that's alright with you.

The cans are held together by plastic, and you can see the red and white labels.

Cut the loaf into about 12 slices, making sure that it still holds together at the base. 2.

Add more water if mixture seems dry; dough should just hold together in large lumps.

They were going to undo the spells that held together the vortex and bring back Chaos to the world.

Despite many stresses and strains, it held together to the end, a great achievement.

huddle

The Springboks team, led by Joost van der Westhuizen, huddled together and prayed.

They huddled together in twos and threes, with the pretty little church standing back about half way down the village.

The old men, terrified, bewildered, huddled together .

A knot of figures were huddled together on the walkway.

They huddle together or hide under a rock.

No-one had noticed that while they huddled together the armour-plating had rusted away.

Sometimes they were in heaps because they had huddled together , and some were scattered all along.

join

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 map sections should be joined together without the seams being visible.

Aubrey and Maturin do not join together at sea until Page 147.

After the visits, guests and Faculty members will join together for a buffet supper.

In the figure of the bandit Joaquin Murieta, Californians of all races joined together to create a fable of payback.

A divorce is decreed between wave and particle which quantum theory had for ever joined together .

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

link

All movements of the taichi chuan form are linked together in a smooth, flowing sequence.

Complex applications will require several networks to be linked together .

It is here, where the doors are, that cars are linked together .

Among the stories, anecdotes and images linked together by the moon image, Lugones introduces his pierrot.

It consists of a number of locally-based groups, linked together by a holding committee on which the district groups are represented.

The proposal is a flow of ideas sometimes overlapping but linked together in a chain of reasoning.

Individual cells are linked together to form panels, and the panels in turn can be linked to form arrays.

The modules can be offered as free standing courses, or linked together or with other modules in integrated programmes.

live

We'd set on living together , and seeing how it worked out, with or without the baby.

She knew a couple of friends elsewhere who lived together under the pretense of sharing an apartment or duplex.

For the last year we have lived together in my flat.

Then all worries ended, and they lived together in perfect joy.

The couple later lived together , but insisted that their relationship had begun once she left school.

They live together on a lushly beautiful dairy farm.

This month we explore the modern dilemma of marriage versus living together .

It is rare to find two or more species of Cryptocoryne living together .

lump

However, I warn people against lumping together pindown and what has been happening in Leicestershire.

She and a whole group of Communists whom the prosecutor had lumped together were to be tried later.

Accordingly, we lump together the group and individual responses in the analyses reported below.

All are lumped together under the heading insomnIa.

The three businessmen-politicians can be lumped together , but only up to a point.

We are all lumped together and stereotyped as rich.

They object to the two giants being lumped together simply because they are hugely ambitious, colossally expensive and largely Texan.

Although mines and booby traps are often lumped together and share a lethal simplicity, they are actually very different weapons.

mix

Stir carefully to mix together , then cook for 3 minutes over a medium heat. 4.

In small bowl, mix together oil, garlic and salt.

Drain on kitchen paper. 2. Mix together all the dressing ingredients.

Mix together the wet ingredients and add them to the dry, mixing together only till the flour disappears.

Drain and allow to cool. Mix together the dressing and curry powder and add to the Quorn.

In a cup or small bowl, mix together water and cornstarch until smooth; add to broth.

Approximately equal amounts of each are powdered and mixed together thoroughly.

Two colors of light that, when mixed together , make white light are called complementary colors.

piece

I suppose I envy you, piecing together old Ash's world-picture.

Researchers have pieced together the history of a reversal from other sources.

The manager develops an understanding of his milieu by piecing together all the scraps of data he can find.

The gun was pieced together over twenty years ago by Caltech geophysicist Tom Ahrens.

Accident investigators have been at the scene this morning trying to piece together what happened.

Equally questionable esthetically is the dashboard, which has a look of being pieced together from assorted parts.

Casting her mind back, she tried to work out what it was, piecing together what she knew of him.

Officials are still trying to piece together what happened before the fatal crash Sunday.

play

We all have to really play together now.

Sergeant and Master would play together .

They played together for a long while.

A band, large or small, that stays together plays better jazz together, and Rollins' sextet proves it.

We play together in the summer, and we talk a lot.

We were now ready - apart from the fact that the team had still not played together !

They often chatted about playing together , and finally found an opportunity in 1957.

pull

A useful activity is to pull together the governors of several neighbouring schools for training and updating on topical issues.

A major question is, of course, how it is all pulled together to speak a meaningful sentence.

In order to pull together the conclusions of these initiatives an International Conference is being held in the early summer of 1992.

But for those few in the know, it is easy to pull together these facts into an interesting whole.

Mix until the mixture pulls together and forms a ball.

They were strong enough to pull together like brothers when it counted.

It pulls together a series of wide-ranging recommendations for business, transport and education.

Abstract ideas became focused as he pulled together previous work on neural nets.

put

It is often circumstances that dictate what fish have been put together .

Bill puts together this library once he figures out the varied interests of his students.

Denyer decided to put together a mix of landscapes and portraits, images that gave him particular visual pleasure.

Unlike many countries that pull themselves apart, Sri Lanka was not artificially put together .

Lott put together a whip organization that worked with military precision to deliver the votes.

Put together on a shoe-string over nearly two years, it's a collection of songs, weird and sad.

After three months of hard work, as the team put together its final recommendations, their initial concerns resurfaced.

sleep

She had obviously enticed Patrick to run away with her - were they sleeping together , she wondered briefly?

For ten days we ate together , slept together, never spent two minutes apart.

Leith's mouth fell open in surprise as she realised that this awful man thought she and Travis were sleeping together .

If it is possible, we will sleep together .

And, of course, not sleep together , which they mustn't do if they're living apart either.

Jeff had some funny lines on sleeping together and swimming lessons at school strange how Len Fairclough kept cropping up.

Seventy-five percent of couples said sleeping together all the time was a turn-off.

We are sleeping together and that is good, too.

stand

They stood together watching her, both of them moved by unfamiliar feelings.

We stood together on the train platform, in silence.

The great lady and the little gentleman stood together on the hearthrug.

This happens especially with verbs that stand together when one comes to be felt as a mere satellite of the other.

For some reason she recalled that moment during the afternoon when they had stood together on the slope looking down on Rocamar.

In the middle of the room seven or eight men stood together , forming a boundary.

While we stood together , praying, he began to cough again.

stay

The idea that when people come together , they stay together.

Psychologists have found that couples who lack moments of jealousy are less likely to stay together than jealous ones.

We stayed together , and landed on a dark, windy night with no airspeed indicator or brakes.

I also said that I truly wanted the team to stay together .

And that is where we stayed together , until we heard the Compline bell.

The moths have no need to stay together .

It's essential for good vision that they stay together , particularly over the central area.

By making breaking up harder to do, supporters believe that couples will focus more on staying together .

stick

In public, at least, Solidarity is sticking together .

The key was lineage; members of the Anglo-Saxon ascendancy stuck together .

We tended to stick together too, although no-one accused us of being colonists.

They stick together , and they stick close.

So long as he can block Labour, his own party will stick together .

Rebelling against the manager that formed them, the girls decided to stick together and make their own choices.

They feel that they belong together , so they stick together.

The great teams manage to stick together .

string

In the dark we're strung together by a rope.

Meanwhile, their offense strung together more than three first downs of their own only twice in the entire game.

Of course, chains of amino acids are strung together only with the help of enzymes, and these are stereo-selective.

Thus, bit by bit, the child learns to string together more complicated sequences.

Bones are also put to practical use, strung together to make a kind of aeolian harp or wind chime.

The speaking I strings together signifying chains according to socially acceptable codes of meaning.

Voice over Agassi it was who strung together a great series of returns to the big serving Ivanisovic.

Look for where the names pop out, or where they are strung together into sentences.

talk

Oliver and Tim were talking together , Cobalt was waiting for his prey.

Gorbachev wrote that only he and Reagan, talking together , could resolve the questions he raised.

We talked together for about two hours.

It was a story of memories and regrets and resolutions; a story of fathers and sons trying to talk together .

When his friend comes, they talk together in this foreign language.

They talked together whenever there was a halt.

Talk together about any problems as honestly as possible.

I saw him with Charlie Northrup up in the mountains, and they were talking together and walking around the front yard.

throw

My costume had been somewhat haphazardly thrown together , the result being a cross between Mary Poppins and Nurse Matilda.

I guess the modern equivalent of the actual party would be that Reform joke Ross Perot threw together .

They shared political and intellectual interests and were often thrown together .

The oldest one, thrown together and sealed in 1968, is now 25 years old.

However, in cyberspace, geographical boundaries are irrelevant, and people of different views are thrown together .

In very few cases are the boys and girls thrown together more than two years before their marriages.

As we have seen, it isn't easy to throw together a flying machine.

They spend long days in programs where children of many ages may be thrown together .

tie

The result is that different networks such as ARCnet and Ethernet can be tied together into a single LANtastic internet.

Her home consists of two battered green fishing boats tied together a few feet off a stretch of garbage-strewn Nile shoreline.

Here, technique, perception and response were closely tied together .

The whites and blacks were tied together in a web of interdependency-the whites through need and the blacks for survival.

And when there are children they will be tied together by that strongest of all bonds.

The network ties together a wide variety of government and university sites.

They must look like something from a fair booth - a shrimp and a black giant tied together !

The problem is especially serious for an episodic memory, which is a unique category that ties together a series of elements.

work

And the group says if toddlers are to be protected in future, mothers everywhere must start working together .

Teams must agree on how they will work together to accomplish their purpose and goals.

I didn't get on with her either when we started working together .

How can we work together to find these ways of being, relating, and creating?

We worked together on gradually improving her diet.

Which came first is anybody's guess, but the two are now working together to make the patient even more ill.

But we hasten to caution you that we have met few successful couples who live together and work together.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bang/knock sb's heads together

He caught hold of the two nearest him and knocked their heads together, kicked two more and grabbed the ringleaders.

She'd just box a few ears, knock a few heads together like she did with the Rattries, and chase them off.

be bound (together) by sth

The two groups were bound together by their hatred of the factory in which they worked.

Decisions and actions are bound by precedent. 3.

Furthermore, the nature of political authority in representative democracies means that governments are bound by doctrines of accountability.

He was bound by golden handcuffs to the Salomon Brothers mortgage trading depart-ment.

If the parties do not wish to be bound by time limits there should be none in the lease.

The Martins too are bound by the same federal law and could be prosecuted.

The political order is bound by values.

The Revenue will not subsequently be bound by any information or statements given, whether expressly or implicitly in relation to the claim.

They were bound by it so long as it was not in conflict with their statutory duty.

birds of a feather (flock together)

He figured I had a hustle of my own going and that made us birds of a feather.

get it together

Dundela got it together in the second half and it was Dean Smyth's turn to save his side.

Engineers apart, there are no students who will ever manage to get it together to decide on pay.

I can't seem to get it together at present.

Now manufacturers are getting it together and offering brilliant greens, oranges and blues.

Some one else had got it together for Adam and there it all was.

They must have worked fast to get it together, Charles thought.

When we get it together to be so.

Why on earth can't they get it together?

get sb ↔ together

get sth together

get sth ↔ together

get sth ↔ together

get your act together

Angie could be an excellent photographer, if only she could get her act together.

Amateurs are invited to get their acts together for stage shows running the gamut from dance, comedy and music.

As for your Suns, there are signs they are getting their act together.

At least now they can get their act together.

If we couldn't get our act together after all that, then we were never going to.

Nevertheless, he was patient and, eventually, I got my act together and spent the night with him.

Now, let's get our act together.

The Whigs splintered over slavery in the pre-Civil War era and never again got their act together.

Then he gets his act together.

go around with sb/go around together

keep body and soul together

Struggling peasants they'd be for the most part, trying to keep body and soul together in difficult times.

knees knocking (together)

Years later, Ogwen apprenticeship having been served, we began to aspire to their routes, knees knocking at our effrontery.

knock (sb's) heads together

If you two don't stop yelling at each other, I'll knock your heads together!

He caught hold of the two nearest him and knocked their heads together, kicked two more and grabbed the ringleaders.

She'd just box a few ears, knock a few heads together like she did with the Rattries, and chase them off.

more ... than the rest/the others/everything else put together

not have two pennies/halfpennies/beans to rub together

pull sth together

pull yourself together

Pull yourself together - you don't want him to see you crying like that.

Pull yourself together. It's ridiculous to get upset about such a silly little thing.

But then she pulled herself together.

Head in her hands, she tried to pull herself together.

In March, 1939 I pulled myself together sufficiently.

It's about time Joe pulled himself together.

It took them seconds to pull themselves together and reorganize themselves.

This was another occasion on which, as Margie put it, Margarett pulled herself together.

Yet, again and again, now as before, the people have pulled themselves together and gotten on with life.

put two and two together

When we found the money and the drugs in his room, it was easy to put two and two together.

As it is, Krauss is probably putting two and two together.

He can be trusted to put two and two together.

He saw the pits, he saw my father, and he put two and two together.

His friends put two and two together, and so did the media, which beseiged his home by telephone and helicopter.

If they found the coins they might put two and two together.

In 1989 Congress put two and two together, in a programme to sell the government's houses to the poor.

It is not difficult to put two and two together.

Still nobody in the chemical industry put two and two together.

put your heads together

150 government leaders are putting their heads together to discuss how to curb the production of greenhouse gases.

The challenge is to put our heads together and think of a new way of working.

We'll put our heads together after work and see if we can come up with a solution.

Anyway, we can put our heads together later and see if it means anything.

Emily and I put our heads together after office hours and came up with the answers we needed.

Fearing the ships might founder on coastal rocks, the admiral summoned all his navigators to put their heads together.

He will be less easy to understand if you literally put your heads together.

Stevie and I are going to put our heads together to try and reconstruct them for Midge.

The next day Martha and I would put our heads together and decide what should be done.

They put their heads together, from thousands of miles away.

spend the night with sb/spend the night together

string words/a sentence together

Female speaker I can say the odd word, but I can't string a sentence together yet.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Each year the whole family spends Christmas together .

For years, these people who are now at war lived together very peacefully.

I glued the vase back together .

I hope both countries can come together on this issue.

I mailed both packages together .

It rained for four days together .

Nicola and I were at school together .

Now add the numbers together to get the subtotal.

Taken together , these measures should ensure a rapid return to financial stability.

The Baltimore and Boston trains came in together .

The Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary branches together make up the US government.

The police and army worked together to track down the terrorists.

The shampoo and conditioner should be used together for the best possible result.

The two leaders chatted together for fifty-four minutes.

There's no point in taking two cars - let's go together .

They banged their heads together trying to catch the ball.

They lived together during college.

Three runners crossed the line together .

We'd better stay together , or we might get lost.

When you're slowing down, use the gears and the brakes together .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Floggings went on anywhere or at any time during the Babel of different and vocal classes in session together .

He folded together the last of the computer printouts and slipped them into a ziploc file bag.

Members aged from five to fifty meet up to three times a week to practise their judo moves together .

They were in their early twenties, were quietly efficient and worked well together .

Those who feel threatened band together .

We put together a team, leave a dim trail.

Without these codes, the two columns run together .

II. adjective

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bang/knock sb's heads together

He caught hold of the two nearest him and knocked their heads together, kicked two more and grabbed the ringleaders.

She'd just box a few ears, knock a few heads together like she did with the Rattries, and chase them off.

birds of a feather (flock together)

He figured I had a hustle of my own going and that made us birds of a feather.

get it together

Dundela got it together in the second half and it was Dean Smyth's turn to save his side.

Engineers apart, there are no students who will ever manage to get it together to decide on pay.

I can't seem to get it together at present.

Now manufacturers are getting it together and offering brilliant greens, oranges and blues.

Some one else had got it together for Adam and there it all was.

They must have worked fast to get it together, Charles thought.

When we get it together to be so.

Why on earth can't they get it together?

get sb ↔ together

get sth together

get sth ↔ together

get sth ↔ together

get your act together

Angie could be an excellent photographer, if only she could get her act together.

Amateurs are invited to get their acts together for stage shows running the gamut from dance, comedy and music.

As for your Suns, there are signs they are getting their act together.

At least now they can get their act together.

If we couldn't get our act together after all that, then we were never going to.

Nevertheless, he was patient and, eventually, I got my act together and spent the night with him.

Now, let's get our act together.

The Whigs splintered over slavery in the pre-Civil War era and never again got their act together.

Then he gets his act together.

go around with sb/go around together

keep body and soul together

Struggling peasants they'd be for the most part, trying to keep body and soul together in difficult times.

knees knocking (together)

Years later, Ogwen apprenticeship having been served, we began to aspire to their routes, knees knocking at our effrontery.

knock (sb's) heads together

If you two don't stop yelling at each other, I'll knock your heads together!

He caught hold of the two nearest him and knocked their heads together, kicked two more and grabbed the ringleaders.

She'd just box a few ears, knock a few heads together like she did with the Rattries, and chase them off.

more ... than the rest/the others/everything else put together

not have two pennies/halfpennies/beans to rub together

pull sth together

pull yourself together

Pull yourself together - you don't want him to see you crying like that.

Pull yourself together. It's ridiculous to get upset about such a silly little thing.

But then she pulled herself together.

Head in her hands, she tried to pull herself together.

In March, 1939 I pulled myself together sufficiently.

It's about time Joe pulled himself together.

It took them seconds to pull themselves together and reorganize themselves.

This was another occasion on which, as Margie put it, Margarett pulled herself together.

Yet, again and again, now as before, the people have pulled themselves together and gotten on with life.

put two and two together

When we found the money and the drugs in his room, it was easy to put two and two together.

As it is, Krauss is probably putting two and two together.

He can be trusted to put two and two together.

He saw the pits, he saw my father, and he put two and two together.

His friends put two and two together, and so did the media, which beseiged his home by telephone and helicopter.

If they found the coins they might put two and two together.

In 1989 Congress put two and two together, in a programme to sell the government's houses to the poor.

It is not difficult to put two and two together.

Still nobody in the chemical industry put two and two together.

put your heads together

150 government leaders are putting their heads together to discuss how to curb the production of greenhouse gases.

The challenge is to put our heads together and think of a new way of working.

We'll put our heads together after work and see if we can come up with a solution.

Anyway, we can put our heads together later and see if it means anything.

Emily and I put our heads together after office hours and came up with the answers we needed.

Fearing the ships might founder on coastal rocks, the admiral summoned all his navigators to put their heads together.

He will be less easy to understand if you literally put your heads together.

Stevie and I are going to put our heads together to try and reconstruct them for Midge.

The next day Martha and I would put our heads together and decide what should be done.

They put their heads together, from thousands of miles away.

spend the night with sb/spend the night together

string words/a sentence together

Female speaker I can say the odd word, but I can't string a sentence together yet.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Rosie's a really together person - she'll be great as the coordinator.

You'll have to be a bit more together when you have kids.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.