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belong to (someone or something)

1. To be a member of something, such as a team or club. My daughter belongs to the debate team at school. I belong to the gym on Main Street if you ever want to come work out with me.
2. To be someone's possession. No, that coat belongs to Rachel—mine has a hood. Who do these headphones belong to?
See also: belong, to
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belong to someone or something

to be owned by someone or something. This one belongs to me. This desk belongs to the company. You can't take it home!
See also: belong, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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HOW come I know which socks belong to the husband, which belong to the 12-year-old and which belong to the nine-year-old, yet none of them know which belong to each other?
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Then and only then will we be the covenanted community that God calls us to be--only then will there be a place that we can really belong to. A serious part of love is to be held accountable, to be all that we can be, and at times that means we will be under discipline.
And not everyone is good-willed: "If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you do not belong to the world, ...
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