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1‘the two parts of the mould are joined with clay’
connect, unite, fix, affix, attach, add, annex, fasten, stick, glue, fuse, knit, weld, amalgamate, consolidate, combine, bond, append, link, bridge, secure, lock, make fast, tie, bind, string, lash, couple, marry, pair, yoke, team, chain, merge, dovetail, splice, blend
2‘here the path joins a major road’
meet, touch, reach, extend to, abut, adjoin, border, border on, converge, converge with
3‘I'm off to join the search party’
become a member of, help in, participate in, join in, get involved in, contribute to, have a hand in
enlist, enlist in, join up, join up with, sign up, sign up with, affiliate to, team up, team up with, join forces, join forces with, play a part, play a part in
band together, get together, ally
‘he joined up in 1939, becoming an RAF officer’
enrol in, sign up for, volunteer for
take the King's shilling
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