1to make a physical or electronic connection between one object, machine, place, etc. and anothersynonymconnectlink A to BThe video cameras are linked to a powerful computer.link A with BAn underground tunnel links the library's basement with the Faculty of Law.link A and B (together)When computers are networked, they are linked together so that information can be transferred between them.
2if something links two things, facts, or situations, or they are linked, they are connected in some waylink A to/with BExposure to ultraviolet light is closely linked to skin cancer.link A and BThe two factors are directly linked.The personal and social development of the child are inextricably linked(= they depend on each other).
3link A to/with Blink A and Bto state that there is a connection or relationship between two things or peoplesynonymassociateDetectives have linked the break-in to a similar crime in the area last year.Newspapers have linked his name with the singer.
4link A and Bto join two things by putting one through the otherThe two girls linked arms as they strolled down the street.