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twine



Pronunciation: (twīn), [key]
n., v., twined, twin•ing.


n.
1. a strong thread or string composed of two or more strands twisted together.
2. an act of twining, twisting, or interweaving.
3. a coiled or twisted object or part; convolution.
4. a twist or turn in anything.
5. a knot or tangle.

v.t.
1. to twist together; interwind; interweave.
2. to form by or as by twisting together: to twine a wreath.
3. to twist (one strand, thread, or the like) with another; interlace.
4. to insert with a twisting or winding motion (usually fol. by in or into): He twined his fingers in his hair.
5. to clasp or enfold (something) around something else; place by or as if by winding (usually fol. by about, around, etc.): She twined her arms about the sculpture and carried it away.
6. to cause (a person, object, etc.) to be encircled with something else; wreathe; wrap: They twined the arch with flowers.

v.i.
1. to wind about something; twist itself in spirals (usually fol. by about, around, etc.): Strangling vines twined about the tree.
2. to wind in a sinuous or meandering course.

twine



Pronunciation: (twīn), [key]
v.t., v.i., twined, twin•ing. Scot.
to separate; part. Also,twin.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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