weld together

weld together

1. To fuse two or more metal objects together through the application of intense heat. We'll need to weld these panels together if they're going to withstand the blast. Let me know when you're finished welding together the pieces of the chassis.
2. To cause two or more things to become unified or exist in tandem. The monarch's goal was to weld together the independent regions into a single unified country. The novel welds together the gripping political drama of the period with a touching love story between two people caught up in the conflict.
3. To form an extremely strong bond between two or more people. This experience has welded Sasha and I together more than any normal friendship ever could. The ever-changing landscape of this industry has welded our team together into something closer to a family.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

weld (someone and someone else) together

Fig. to bind people together. (Fig. on weld something and something else together.) Their experiences in the war welded Tom and Sam together for life. They were welded together by their common goals.
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weld (something and something else) together

to attach things to one another by welding. The worker welded the ends of the rods together. See if you can weld these plates together.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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