The 'combine' and 'separate' group
These verbs are concerned with joining, combining, or separating two or more things, either physically or metaphorically. We include here clink, which is concerned with making two or more things touch, and line up, which is concerned with arranging two or more things in relation to each other.
They clinked glasses.
Combine all the ingredients for the soup in a pan.
Eventually, an understanding of the brain might allow pleasure and addiction to be decoupled.
Bands like Orbital and The Orb were fusing dance and rock and creating a new set of ideas, sound and lifestyles.
In order to cover a double bed, you'll need to join two widths of fabric.
Reggie finished polishing the straight-sided cocktail glasses and lined them up behind the bar.
I had long felt that the departments of trade and industry should be merged.
He did not touch the face of the pictures but used a pair of tongs from the desk drawer to separate them.
The verb combine often has an inanimate Subject.
aggregate amalgamate blend clink combine conjoin connect decouple dovetail entwine fuse integrate interlink interlock intertwine interweave join lace link merge mix (not) mix overlap separate tie (usu passive) touch unify add up line up link up (usu passive) mix up
Photographer Bob Sidaman said he wanted to create an image that combined technology and innocence.