join up (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb join up (2).

Meaning: If you join up, you enter the military in order to train and become a member of one of the armed forces.

Synonym: enlist

For example:

  • join up Johnny wants to join up and fight in Iraq, but his mum doesn't want him to risk his life in a war she doesn't support.

  • join up If you join up, you'll have to fight and kill whoever the government tells you to, even if you don't think it's right.

Quick Quiz:

People who join up are trained to

a. make a lot of money

b. go to lots of fun parties

c. fight in a war

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