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join forces (with someone)

Fig. to combine one's efforts with someone else's efforts. The older boys joined forces with the younger ones to sing the school song. Let's join forces with the other faction and run our own slate of candidates.
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join forces

Act together, combine efforts. For example, The public relations people joined forces to get better coverage for their candidates. This expression originally referred to combining military forces. [Mid-1500s]
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join/combine ˈforces (with somebody)

work together in order to achieve a shared aim: The two firms joined forces to win the contract. OPPOSITE: part company (with/from somebody/something)
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As a potential future UK PM Corbyn could be the national socialist we all fear who never seems to combine forces with others for the greater good of the UK and seems only to listen to his own voice.
Many changes in the industry account for regional insurers' need to combine forces.
Additionally, Cisco will be showcasing Level 5 Networks high-performance Ethernet interconnect technology available in its High Performance Computing Lab at its corporate headquarters in San Jose to demonstrate the accelerated application performance speed available when Cisco and Level 5 combine forces in an HPC.
In addition, a number of Intel(R) Server Leadership Technologies combine forces to deliver exceptional management, support, and validation capabilities.
Both unions intend to combine forces on key legislative races in the fall and in support of the campaign of Senator John Kerry for president.
Xanoptix has demonstrated its ability to bring hybridization and advanced parallel optics to reality and we are pleased to combine forces to establish clear leadership in the marketplace", said Steve Socolof of New Venture Partners, LLP, founding investor in AraLight.
We are excited about the opportunity to combine forces and strengthen our ability to serve the marketplace.
This agreement allows Microlite and Seneca Data to combine forces to ensure that maximum security and data protection comes bundled with each UNIX or Linux system that Seneca Data ships.
Two great engineering traditions will combine forces resulting in a new and exceptional water resource consulting and design service," stated Keith Ferguson, GEI Consultants National Water Resources Program Manager.
Freberg's two other Denver offices will combine forces with HRH at HRH's current location in that city.
Thaler will combine forces with, and relocate to, HRH's Baltimore office, under the leadership of that agency's President, Michael R.
In addition to online retail operations, the relationship includes a long-term product development and licensing component through which The Museum Company will combine forces with the Smithsonian and the product licensing division of the newly created Smithsonian Business Ventures to develop new products from the museums.
Wylie, a past chairman of the board of directors for the American Institute of Steel Construction, stated, "We are excited to combine forces with some of the nation's premier steel fabrication companies.
Celo and Gemplus will combine forces to speed up the development of integrated PKI and smart card solutions for the IT security market.
More technology transfers are under review as the two companies look to combine forces in the area of Biobased Biofuels.