| - Tim Lake |
“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。