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Definition of weld verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they weld
    he / she / it welds
    past simple welded
    -ing form welding
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to join pieces of metal by heating their edges and pressing them together weld (something) to weld a broken axle weld A (on) (to B) The car has had a new wing welded on. weld A and B (together) All the parts of the sculpture have to be welded together.
  2. 2[transitive] to unite people or things into a strong and effective group weld somebody/something into something They had welded a bunch of untrained recruits into an efficient fighting force. weld something together The crisis helped to weld the party together.
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