join/combine forces

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of join/combine forces

: to begin working together in order to achieve something
  • We must all join forces to prevent violence.
often + with
  • The company has combined forces with local environmental groups.

Word by Word Definitions

join play
  1. : to put or bring together so as to form a unit

  2. : to connect (separated items, such as points) by a line

  3. : to put or bring into close association or relationship

  1. : something that joins two things : a place or line where joining occurs : joint

  2. : union

combine play
  1. : to bring into such close relationship as to obscure individual characters : merge

  2. : to cause to unite into a chemical compound

  3. : to unite into a single number or expression

  1. : a combination especially of business or political interests

  2. : an event at which scouts from the teams in a professional sports league gather to evaluate players in preparation for choosing which players to draft

  3. : a harvesting machine that heads, threshes, and cleans grain while moving over a field

  1. : to harvest with a combine

  2. : to combine a crop

force play forces
  1. : strength or energy exerted or brought to bear : cause of motion or change : active power

  2. used with a number to indicate the strength of the wind according to the Beaufort scale

  3. : moral or mental strength

  1. : to do violence to

  2. : to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means

  3. : to make or cause especially through natural or logical necessity


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