join up

join up
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (military)
a. alistarse
join up
1 (Mil) alistarse
when hostilities broke out he returned to England and joined up he quit school his senior year and joined up, went to Vietnam
2 (meet) [+people] reunirse; juntarse
we could join up later on and go out for a meal to join up [with] sb
we joined up with him in Málaga nos reunimos or nos juntamos con él en Málaga
the child with a poor self image will usually join up with other children who behave badly Pearce will join up with the squad when they return from Hungary
3 (merge) [+roads] empalmar; juntarse; [+rivers] confluir; juntarse
waterfalls cascading down from the rim of the lake like lace streamers to join up and form a torrent Rudbick intends to build a road through the bush to join up with the main highway the cliff road above, that joins up with the Cornish Coastal Path
4 [+organizations, groups] (unite, team up) unirse; asociarse; (merge) fusionarse
Because GEI had no licence of its own to carry or incinerate waste, Moynihan joined up with employees from Cannon Hygiene in Enfield, north London. the unsuccessful practitioners join up with good ones, and acquire their history and performance record in the 1960s, companies also started to join up with each other the management consulting arm of the former Touche Ross has joined up with its US company to form a new global management consultancy councils are joining up with their European counterparts in a number of special interest groups
transitive verb
[+ends, pieces, parts] unir; juntar
join up the dots to form a picture una los puntos para formar un dibujo
join up the points on the graph to form a curve the pieces are joined up incorrectly all the houses we passed looked the same, joined up to one another
joined up writing escritura (f) cursiva; escritura (f) corrida
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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