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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyjoin in
he/she/itjoins in
present participlejoining in
past tensejoined in
past participlejoined in

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  1. join in something to do an activity with people who are already doing it

    She laughed and Tom joined in.

    Pat didn't feel like joining in the celebrations.

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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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