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English verb: link up

1. link up (stative) be or become joined or united or linked

SamplesThe two streets connect to become a highway.
Our paths joined.
The travelers linked up again at the airport.

Synonymsconnect, join, link, unite

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Narrower (hyponym)articulate, complect, interconnect, interlink, syndicate

2. link up (contact) connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

SamplesCan you connect the two loudspeakers?.
Tie the ropes together.
Link arms.

Synonymsconnect, link, tie

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Narrower (hyponym)attach, bridge, bridge over, bring together, conjoin, daisy-chain, ground, hang together, hitch, interconnect, interdepend, interlink, join, join, put through, tee, tie


3. link up (cognition) make a logical or causal connection

SamplesI cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind.
Colligate these facts.
I cannot relate these events at all.

Synonymsassociate, colligate, connect, link, relate, tie in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think

Narrower (hyponym)correlate, free-associate, have in mind, identify, interrelate, mean, remember, think of

Antonymsdecouple, dissociate

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