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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyjoin up
he/she/itjoins up
present participlejoining up
past tensejoined up
past participlejoined up

Related words

  1. 1
    [intransitive] to become a member of the military

    He joined up right after high school.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] same as join1 (sense 1)

    You need to join up these two lines.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to meet someone as planned

    I’m going to Germany first, but we’re planning to join up in Norway.

  4. 4
    [intransitive] to work together to achieve something

    We’re joining up with another research team.

See also main entry: join


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