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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.
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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.
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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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Moscow [Russia], Dec 24 ( ANI ): The African Union (AU) and Russia have joined hands to resolve issues of terrorism and transnational crime and to achieve peace.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing outlined these three broad areas that Singapore and Chongqing have joined hands on, under a transport and logistics masterplan designed to transform the city into the logistics hub of China's vast western region.
Imran Khan said he has kept all political differences aside and joined hands with the federal government to save children battling polio in KP and Fata.
The way the lawyers of Swat and Malakand had joined hands with us we should join hands with them in this testing time.
Summary: China Oilfield Services Limited announced that it has joined hands with a Libyan drilling company to secure a service contract of four onshore drilling rigs.
A crowd of students joined hands on an outdoor stage on campus and prayed for their classmate as firefighters worked in an effort to save her.
Two of America's beloved cultural icons joined hands today in snacking matrimony.
After signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Higher Education Commission (HEC), the Bureau has now joined hands with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to create awareness amongst masses against corruption.
Paswan said, "They called us opportunists, now they have joined hands for mere 2 seats.
Summary: DUBAI - The leading global remittance and foreign exchange brand, UAE Exchange, has joined hands with Bank Rakyat, Indonesia to offer FLASHremit services enabling Indonesian expatriates' facility to credit money in their family account back home in real time.
IN A realignment of political forces in the run up to the assembly elections in Bihar, rebel Janata Dal( United) leader Prabhunath Singh joined hands with Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD) president Lalu Prasad.
PHOTO (1-2--Color) In observance of National Prayer Day, a group led by Lancaster Vice Mayor Henry Hearns gathered in prayer in front of Lancaster City Hall, above, as people of different ages, races and genders joined hands, right.
Some of the most successful entertainers and executives in music, the performing arts, business and technology have joined hands to form "People of Earth," a non-profit project dedicated to helping the world's children through music and the Internet.
22 ( ANI ): m dmi Party (P) leader Shazia Ilmi's brother Aijaz Ilmi joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday, and said that he had been in talks with the party for the past two months.