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join in

Meaning: If you join in an activity, you start doing it with people who are already doing it.

Synonym: take part, participate

For example:

  • join in Barry's friends were playing cards when he arrived, so he pulled up a chair and joined in.

  • join in sth When I came in, my friends were talking. After listening for a while, I joined in the discussion and told them what I thought.

Nouns often used as objects with
join in: discussion, conversation, game, fight

Quick Quiz:

When Tom saw his friends fighting some other boys, he joined in and
  1. fought alongside them
  2. ran away to get help
  3. stood there watching

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