join up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theyjoin up
he/she/itjoins up
present participlejoining up
past tensejoined up
past participlejoined up
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to become a member of the armed forces

    He joined up right after leaving school.

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

    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