WOTW: join

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - join

“Join” is a verb with a simple meaning and a few different uses. Let’s have a look.


The main meaning of the verb “join” is connect or link.


+ We plan to knock out this wall and join these two rooms together.

+ The tap is joined to a pipe.

+ The Øresund Bridge joins Denmark and Sweden.

+ It will read better if you join these two paragraphs together.


With an adverbial (up, together) “join” means to create one group.


+ They countries of the EU joined together to remove restrictions on trade.

+ We can join together and buy it privately.

+ They joined up with local environmentalist to hold a demonstration.

+ We can make a bigger difference if we all join together.


The verb “join” can also mean become a member or employee of.


+ She joined our department last year.

+ Two new members joined but two left.

+ I joined the Army just before the war.

+ They asked us to join their online community.


Another common meaning of “join” is take part in.


+ She joined the protest and was arrested.

+ Thousands of people joined in the celebrations.

+ I joined in and sang along.

+ He tried to join the conversation but couldn’t think of anything to say.


The pronunciation is / dʒɔɪn /.


This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.


この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。



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