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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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If the Left Front cannot imagine joining hands with Banerjee, Uttar Pradesh rivals Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party cannot be seen on the same side of the fence.
Continually making efforts to improve upon the services it offers, du has expanded the Arabic library available through its Video On Demand service, a popular feature among du TV s customers, by joining hands with entertainment company Rotana.
Advani, who is on a two-day election campaign tour to Orissa, questioned the logic of India joining hands with Pakistan in the fight against militancy in the backdrop of Islamabad refusing to fulfill its commitments.
It is surrounded by youngsters of all nationalities joining hands.
28 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) has decided to play the waiting game on joining hands with the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) in the National Assembly, till the brickbating between the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) concludes, The Daily Times reports.
We are joining hands with other law enforcement authorities to inspect more than 4,700 farms under our jurisdiction as part of the efforts to contain illegal residents, said Engineer Omar Mohammad Al Hashemi, Division Manager, Municipal Offices at Abu Dhabi Municipality.
Instead of joining hands with the newly elected, reform-minded board members led by Genethia Hayes - members who are trying to find classroom space in her district and all around town - Castro plays the blame game.
MQM will formally announce its decision of joining hands with the opposition in the next couple of days," he said.
Most of the competitors ran the same pace, joining hands after 3 hours and 15 minutes to cross the finish line together in a show of united support for a city under siege from the air.
Imagine residents joining hands, forming a human chain around the perimeter of the San Fernando Valley while chanting, ``Valley secession now