with all departments or sections communicating efficiently with each other and acting together purposefully and effectively: joined-up government
focusing on or producing an integrated and coherent result, strategy, etc: joined-up thinking
forming an integrated and coherent whole: joined-up policies
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How to use joined-up in a sentence
Pakistan was dancing for the U.S. dollar and joined up with it without any dignity.
Match.com and Mensa have joined up, making it easier than ever to find fellow geniuses to date.
And so a hundred other writers joined up and wrote a piece of fiction for us, for our website.Colum McCann Talks New Novel ‘TransAtlantic’ and Narrative4 | Phil Klay | June 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Conrad is a Marine officer who joined up in 2001, while he was a classics major in college.A Troubled Iraq War Vet Returns Home in Roxana Robinson’s ‘Sparta’ | Jane Ciabattari | June 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He joined up with a band of insurgents and became known as “The Canadian.”Katherine Russell Under Scrutiny After Female DNA Found on Boston Bomb | Michael Daly | April 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I just joined up because Baron Singer was collecting midgets, showing 'em a good time, with no thought of making a profit.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
They had bottles and piggins and stone jars of beer, and, slung with joined-up leather belts between two of them, swung a barrel.Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
These boats only joined up in the summer of 1918, and the enemy surrendered before they had really shown what they could do.The Story of Our Submarines | John Graham Bower
I set some leisurely inquiries in train, in the hope that it might be over before I joined up.
So on the third day I bought a nice new slate and satchel and joined up.