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join hands

1. Literally, to hold hands with someone. Kids, join hands and stand in a circle.
2. By extension, to work together to achieve some goal. Everyone in my community joined hands to help those impacted by the hurricane.
See also: hand, join

join hands

[for people] to hold hands so that each person is holding the hands of two other people; [for two people] to hold each other's hands. Let us join hands and pray together. The dancers joined hands and formed a circle that moved to the left.
See also: hand, join

join ˈhands (with somebody)


1 if two people join hands, they hold each other’s hands
2 work together in doing something: Education has been reluctant to join hands with business.
See also: hand, join
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The first-ever Washington-Pyongyang summit ended in a peaceful mood, with both sides agreeing to join hands toward the goal of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
BEIRUT: Lebanese rivals must join hands in unity to overcome a political crisis that is putting in jeopardy Lebanon's stability, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian said Friday, before urging the election of a new president.
All political parties should sit together and join hands against these militants and help the government fight militancy.
Meanwhile, Chunghwa is reportedly seeking to join hands with a local carrier to strive for one of the four new 3G licenses to be issued by Thai government next year.
She urged Muslim world to join hands to combat the challenges confronting Muslims.
Christopher Knight, CEO at Standard Chartered Bank--Jordan, said, "We are particularly pleased to join hands and partner with ACT a subsidiary of the Group AP Mueller, which is a global customer of Standard Chartered Bank PLC".
Riding Grace is a call to join hands and promote healing through positive vision and spirituality.
I'm happy to be part of AAEA's leadership for the year 2005-2006, and I think the program, site, and opportunities afforded by this year's meeting in Portland are outstanding examples of what like-minded individuals can do when they join hands toward the common goal of professional improvement.
"We're thrilled to join hands with the community of Brooklyn," notes Storage Deluxe Chief Development Officer, Steven Novenstein.
Members of prayer groups often instinctively join hands when praying together this most basic of all of our prayers.
"After having a wonderful time of fellowship with President Bush, the president asked if we could all join hands and pray that God will bless our efforts to preserve life in our land.
Asked whether the LP would join hands with the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) after the House of Councillors election next summer, Ozawa said, ''An old system and old practices must be changed to achieve reform.''
When we join hands with those who openly mock God, the Church and the sanctity of life, we stand less chance of converting them than we do of simply looking foolish and being misrepresented.
Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi on Monday urged the governments in Asia to join hands to combat drug trafficking and drug abuse which he said threaten human dignity and human lives.
"But before you join hands, you reach around the arms of the guys in a neighboring ring, and so you get linked rings."