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Pronunciation: /dʒɔɪn/

Translation of join in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (fasten, link) [ropes/wires] unir; (put together) [tables] juntar to join two things together unir dos cosas I joined an extra length onto the hosepipe le añadí or le agregué un trozo a la manguera a canal joining the Rhine and the Danube un canal que une el Rin con el Danubio to join hands agarrarse or tomarse or (especially Spain/especialmente España) cogerse* de la mano
    Example sentences
    • The extension would be joined to the main offices by a link corridor.
    • The drawer fronts are normally joined to the drawer sides with lapped dovetails.
    • The sewer's original standard of design is described as ‘poor’, and it has never been joined to the public sewer system.
  • 2 2.1 (meet, keep company with) we're going for a drink, won't o will you join us? vamos a tomar algo ¿nos acompañas? Charles is joining us after he's finished work Charles vendrá cuando salga del trabajo you go ahead, I'll join you later ustedes vayan que ya iré yo luego may I join you? ¿le importa si me siento aquí? won't o will you join us for dinner? ¿por qué no cenan con nosotros? join us next week at the same time for … [Radio] [Television/Televisión] los esperamos la semana que viene a la misma hora para … 2.2 (associate oneself with) I'd like you all to join me in a toast to … quiero proponer un brindis por …, propongo que brindemos todos por … my husband joins me in wishing you a speedy recovery [formal] tanto mi marido como yo le deseamos una pronta recuperación we invite you to join us in condemning this attack los invitamos a adherirse a nuestra repulsa de este atentado
  • 3 3.1 (become part of) [procession/demonstration] unirse a, sumarse a they have joined the ranks of the unemployed se han sumado a las filas del desempleo, han pasado a engrosar las filas del desempleo I joined the line me puse en la cola I joined the course in November empecé el curso en noviembre, me uní al grupo en noviembre 3.2 (become member of) [club/society] hacerse* socio de; [party/union] afiliarse a; [army] alistarse en; [firm] entrar en or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) entrar a, incorporarse a he joined our staff in July pasó a formar parte de nuestro personal en julio, se incorporó a la empresa ( or organización etc) en julio
    Example sentences
    • They would like to see new members joining up - all the officer posts are up for re-election.
    • Well done to those who took the initiative and joined up - more members welcome.
    • He had been one of the Blackbury Pals, who had joined up together.
    Example sentences
    • But despite such challenges, women are once again joining the ranks of the police in Afghanistan.
    • Most members join clubs for fitness, but they stay for fun.
    • Think " retention " the moment the member joins the club.
  • 4 4.1 (merge with) the path joins the road a mile further on el camino empalma con la carretera una milla más adelante this river eventually joins the Thames este río desemboca en or confluye con el Támesis where the wall joins the roof en la unión de la pared con el techo 4.2 (get onto) we join the autobahn south of Frankfurt entramos en la autopista al sur de Frankfurt he joined his ship at Boston se unió a la tripulación en Boston

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1

    to join (together)

    1.1 (become connected) [parts/components] unirse 1.2 (unite) [institutions/groups] unirseto join with sb in -ing they join with me in congratulating you se unen a mis felicitaciones, se hacen partícipes de mi enhorabuena [formal]
    Example sentences
    • When the religious-right and the humanists join together for a common cause, no external entity can put down their efforts.
    • Community is built and strengthened as participants join together to work as the body of Christ.
    • Instead of hitting each other and bouncing off like bumper cars, the atoms join together and function as one entity.
  • 3 (become member) hacerse* socio

Phrasal verbs

join in

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio participar, tomar parte when we get to the chorus I'd like you all to join in cuando lleguemos al estribillo, quiero que todo el mundo cante 1.1verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento [celebrations] participar or tomar parte en she doesn't join in anything we do no participa or no toma parte en nada de lo que hacemos

join up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (enlist) alistarse, enrolarse 1.2 (come together) [people] juntarse, reunirse*; [roads] empalmar, unirse 1.3 (fit together) [pieces/parts] encajar 1.4 (team up) [people/organizations] unirse 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [letters] unir, juntar join up the dots une los puntos

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