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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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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.
But there is scope of regional parties joining hands after elections to from the next government at the centre [federal level]," former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, who heads the Indian National Lok Dal party, said.
"ESO is proud to be engaging with the public in a non-traditional manner and we look forward to joining hands with other media to mark Oman's Environment Day," Dana said.
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.
In an open letter to the community, Mulayam said on Thursday he had committed a mistake by joining hands with Kalyan.
Yes, that (ISIS joining hands with LeT to launch attacks in India) can be a possibility as the motive of the terrorists is to spread their propaganda, Indian media reported.
Sri Ram Singh, a police official said that the police thought of joining hands with the residents in building this bridge.
"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.
ISLAMABAD -- Lights of the Parliament will be switched off during Earth Hour today (Saturday at 08:30pm to 09:30 pm) to show Pakistan's commitment of joining hands with the world for energy conservation.
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.
"MQM will formally announce its decision of joining hands with the opposition in the next couple of days," he said.
Islamabad, Jan.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.