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English verb: adjoin

1. adjoin (contact) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary


SamplesCanada adjoins the U.S..
England marches with Scotland.


Synonymsabut, border, butt, butt against, butt on, edge, march


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch


Narrower (hyponym)neighbor, neighbour

2. adjoin (contact) be in direct physical contact with; make contact


SamplesThe two buildings touch.
Their hands touched.
The wire must not contact the metal cover.
The surfaces contact at this point.


ExamplesOur properties adjoin at this point, His fields adjoin mine at this point


Synonymscontact, meet, touch


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)abut, adhere, adjoin, attach, border, border, butt, butt against, butt on, chafe, cleave, cling, cohere, cover, edge, environ, fray, fret, hug, lean against, lean on, march, rest on, ring, rub, scratch, skirt, spread over, stick, surround


Verb groupconverge, meet

3. adjoin (change) attach or add


SamplesI adjoin a copy of your my lawyer's letter.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)add









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