Twine definitions

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To twist together (threads, for example); intertwine.
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To form by twisting, intertwining, or interlacing.

Twined the cord from plant fibers.

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To encircle or coil about.

A vine twining a tree.

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To wind, coil, or wrap around something.
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To become twisted, interlaced, or interwoven.

The branches of one tree twined with those of another.

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To go in a winding course; twist about.

A stream twining through the forest.

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To wind or coil about something.

Morning glories twining about stakes.

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A strong string or cord made of two or more threads twisted together.
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Something formed by twining.

A twine of leaves.

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Strong thread, string, or cord of two or more strands twisted together.
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A twining or being twined.
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A twined thing or part; twist; convolution.
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A tangle; snarl.
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A twining branch or spray of a plant.
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To encircle or wreathe (one thing) with another.
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To wind (something) around something else.
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To enfold, embrace, etc.

A wreath twining his brow.

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To twist together; intertwine; interlace.
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To form by twisting, intertwining, or interlacing.
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To twist, interlace, etc.
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To twist and turn.
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A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together, and used for various purposes, as for binding small parcels, making nets, and the like; a small cord or string.
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The act of twining or winding round.

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Intimate and suggestive dance gyrations.

1965 Pickett, Wilson, Don't Fight It (blues song), BMI Music.

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To weave together.
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To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body.
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To wind about; to embrace; to entwine.
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(intransitive) To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved; to intertwine.
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(intransitive) To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.
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(intransitive) To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally.

Many plants twine.

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Origin of twine

From Middle English twine, twyne, twin, from Old English twÄ«n (“double thread, twist, twine, linen-thread, linen"), from Proto-Germanic *twiznaz (“thread, twine"), from Proto-Indo-European *dwisnós (“double"), from *dwóh₁ (“two"). Cognate with Dutch twijn (“twine"), Dutch tweern (“thread, twine"), German Zwirn (“thread"), Icelandic tvinni (“a double-thread"). More at twire.