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string together

1. Literally, to connect a series of things together on or like a string. A noun or pronoun can be used between "string" and "together." Help me string these letters together for Sarah's "Happy Birthday" sign. The children strung together flowers into rudimentary wreaths.
2. To compose, assemble, or arrange something in a series, especially in a quick, sloppy, or haphazard manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "string" and "together." Just because you can string together a pretentious, academic-sounding words doesn't make you a scholar. Their presentation was just a bunch of random photos strung together.
3. To create something by assembling or arranging something in a series, especially in a quick, sloppy, or haphazard manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "string" and "together." They began to worry when their son turned six and could still barely string a sentence together. You can tell he just strung together the report from a bunch of different financial statements at the last minute.
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string something together

to connect things, such as beads, together, as with string. I spent all afternoon stringing beads together. My pearls broke and I had to take them to a jeweler to have them strung together again.
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string together

Compose, assemble, as in There's more to devising an effective slogan than stringing together some words. This expression alludes to threading beads on a string. [First half of 1800s]
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string together

v.
1. To arrange something in a string or series: This sentence makes no sense—you've just strung a bunch of words together at random! They worked all night stringing the flowers together to make those garlands.
2. To produce something by arranging in a string or series: I was able to string together a flimsy excuse for my chronic lateness. How do you expect to be a successful lawyer when you can barely string an argument together?
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References in classic literature ?
His brain might be full of names, he might have even heard of Monet and Debussy; the trouble was that he could not string them together into a sentence, he could not make them "tell," he could not quite forget about his stolen umbrella.
'String them together and China will have to listen,' Carlos said.
Organisers are asking contributors to submit their poppies by the end of the year, as they need time to string them together.
I know words and can string them together, and I knew quite a bit about A Way Out through some previous interactions with the organisation.
Patterns for the triangular 'ags' and how to string them together can be picked up from Holmrth Library, the Tourist Information Centre, and businesses in the town, or downloaded from the website.
So if we can string them together any thoughts about us being better than last season would be correct."
And what I like to do is to write a kind of series of stories, literally, and then obliquely write one or two lines about those separate stories, then string them together so that there isn't any meaning.
Firstly, collect some wine corks (you see, gardening isn't such a chore after all!), string them together on a piece of wire and form a cork ring.
As soon as you have made your sample tiles, cut a small hole through the corner of each one (with a small marker cap) so you can string them together after firing in order to organize by color.
Stations will submit segments as mp3 files to the network, which will string them together and Webcast.