Main definitions of rejoin in English

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rejoin1

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Join together again; reunite.

    ‘the stone had been cracked and crudely rejoined’
    • ‘Inversions involve only one chromosome in which two breaks occur and, in the process of repair, the intervening segment is rejoined in an inverted or opposite manner.’
    • ‘This had healing properties and would allow the skin to rejoin again quicker than usual.’
    • ‘Picking the blade back up, she removed her stomach, sliced it in four as she had with her hips, and again rejoined the parts together on the other side of the bars.’
    • ‘I sighed, letting my finger fall away from his lips and rejoin its companions at their natural resting place at my side.’
    • ‘The 3.3 km road, costing £65 million, will bypass Blunsdon village by routing through fields to the west, before rejoining the current route of the A419 at the bottom of Blunsdon Hill.’
    1. 1.1Return to (a companion, organization, or route that one has left)
      ‘the soldiers were returning from leave to rejoin their unit’
      • ‘He waited for her to go away, expecting her to rejoin her friends.’
      • ‘They also hear the others calling, so Janet gathers herself together and they go to rejoin the group.’
      • ‘He rolled his eyes, walking away to rejoin his friends.’
      • ‘All eyes were on her as she rejoined the little group, but she only chose to meet Steve's gaze.’
      • ‘The pinwheel model of bereavement suggests that, with time, an individual reaches out to others, change occurs and life is rejoined after a loss.’
      • ‘She came back to the table and rejoined conversation, but her thoughts remained on her dog and his odd behavior.’
      • ‘At Nick and Tess's house, Tess checks in to find a sleeping Stuart before rejoining Nick in the front parlor to sit together by the fire and gaze at the tree.’
      • ‘The two men walked together to rejoin their wives and the family was complete.’
      • ‘One had to go there, fix one's own drink and rejoin the conversation.’
      • ‘Told in a dream of his impending return home, he made his way to the coast and joined a merchant ship, facing many dangers before rejoining his family.’
      • ‘She stood there, looking after him, shook her head, and rejoined her previous conversation.’
      • ‘We will take a break, and Elizabeth Edwards will join us, and then our panel will rejoin us later.’
      • ‘When Jacqueline rejoins them, conversation on the matter ceases.’
      • ‘Three hours later, and Nuria had rejoined her companions in the grandstands.’
      • ‘Monica left the conversation at that and they went back out to rejoin the even smaller group of people who remained.’
      • ‘Croft thanked her again and rejoined his friends.’
      • ‘Later in the evening the men would rejoin the ladies in the drawing room for conversation and card games and tea would be dispensed.’
      • ‘I rejoin him, we do some more together, and we end together.’
      • ‘That done, Martine places the juices in our reach, and rejoins Sarah on the couch.’
      • ‘She rejoined her friends with complaints of an upset stomach as the excuse for her lengthy absence.’

Pronunciation:

rejoin

/riːˈdʒɔɪn/

Main definitions of rejoin in English

: rejoin1rejoin2

rejoin2

verb

  • [reporting verb] Say something in reply, typically in a quick or critical manner.

    [with direct speech] ‘‘It's nice to talk under the stars.’ ‘No stars tonight,’ he rejoined’
    • ‘‘Any artist will be the first to tell you, listen, it's my art, it's not my life,’ he rejoins.’
    • ‘‘She killed herself,’ he replied matter-of-factly. ‘Finally escaped you,’ I rejoined.’
    • ‘Salmasius rejoined in his Responsio, which similarly contains much personal abuse, published posthumously in 1660.’
    • ‘Herodotus rejoins that camels have four thighbones in their hind legs, and that their genitals face backwards.’
    • ‘‘Our species is unable to learn from its mistakes,’ he rejoins, fatalistically, in the last words of his lectures.’
    • ‘‘Because he can climb up to the second floor window,’ she rejoins smartly, then glances at the things I'm holding with my other arm.’
    • ‘Cohn rejoins by pointing out that such an imagining cannot be discursive, because, for Foucault, discourse must be enforced across a single ontological plane.’
    • ‘But she's immediately banked that curious fire, rejoining with a casual, ‘Oh?’’
    • ‘The upper deck rejoined with snide remarks about the purple empire.’
    answer, reply, respond, return, retort, riposte, come back, counter
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘reply to a charge in a lawsuit’): from Old French rejoindre, from re- again + joindre to join.

Pronunciation:

rejoin

/rɪˈdʒɔɪn/