join/combine forces

Definition of join/combine forces

  1. :  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

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

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

    :  to put or bring into close association or relationship

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

    :  union

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

    :  to cause to unite into a chemical compound

    :  to unite into a single number or expression

  1. :  a combination especially of business or political interests

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

  1. :  to harvest with a combine

    :  to combine a crop

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

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

    :  moral or mental strength

  1. :  to do violence to

    :  rape

    :  to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means


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