1 arrangement in correct position
VERB + ALIGNMENT bring sth into
PREP. in ~ (with sth) The door needs to be in alignment with the frame before you start work on it. | out of ~ A few of the tiles were clearly out of alignment.
2 political support
ADJ. close | military, political
VERB + ALIGNMENT establish, form | maintain
PREP. ~ between It is very difficult to maintain the alignment between the two countries since the trade dispute. | ~ with Britain formed a close alignment with Egypt in the last century.