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combine forces (with one)

To work together with one. If you two combine forces, you might just win the election after all. I'm sorry, but you're going to have to combine forces with Michael if you want to get this done.
See also: combine, force

join forces (with one)

To work together with one. If you two join forces, you might just win the election after all. I'm sorry, but you're going to have to join forces with Michael if you want to get this done.
See also: force, join
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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.
See also: force, join
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
See also: force, join
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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)
See also: combine, force, join
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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.
On the morning of Thursday, July 18, two leading dailies-- the Asahi and the Nikkei--carried page one stories about plans for the IIJ group to combine forces with the Tepco group, to create a major competitor for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) in telecoms.
We saw an opportunity to combine forces because we do not compete with each other.
Because new administration systems can cost between $5 million and $10 million, insurers are finding that they need to combine forces to become big enough to afford the top systems.
Although it may seem unusual that these competing e-marketplaces would willingly combine forces, the fact that almost all of them have at least two similar major investors makes it all the more likely.
Princess Cruises PLC and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., operating between them a total of 41 ships, have agreed to combine forces to create the world's largest cruise vacation group with the most modern fleet among the major cruise companies.
White and Cones combine forces to give an inside perspective on the experiences of black men in America.
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Further investigation found birth defect rates in the region to be three times higher than normal, leading outraged community members to combine forces with the Santa Clara Center for Occupational Safety and Health (SCCOSH) to form the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC).
The former Ilse Witch, Grianne Ohmsford, is supposed to be grooming a new collection of Druids; but when she goes missing from her guarded bedroom it's her adolescent nephew Pen, elf Ahren Elessedil and his niece Khyber, and Grianne's own servant, Tagwen the dwarf, who combine forces to rescue the High Druid of Shannara.
and his colleagues at Yale University propose that "autoreactive" T-lymphocytes are the real protecting influence and that CD4 and CD8 cells combine forces for a destructive effect.
Without completely understanding how ENSOs begin, meteorologists have discovered that the ocean and atmosphere combine forces as an amplifier, generating a full-blown event out of some subtle initiating factor.