join forces

This page is about the collocation join forces

collocation pattern: verb + noun


If two or more people or groups join forces, they work together to achieve a common goal.

For example

  • The British joined forces with the Russians to defeat Germany in World War Two.

  • If workers, students and environmentalists joined forces, they could form a powerful political movement.

Quick Quiz

If two countries join forces to achieve a goal, they

a. become one country to achieve it

b. help each other to achieve it

c. compete with each other to achieve it

Contributor: Matt Errey