from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To twine around or together.
  • intransitive verb To twine or twist together.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To twine; twist round.
  • To become twisted or twined.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To twine, twist, or wreathe together or round.
  • intransitive verb To be twisted or twined.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To twist or twine around something (or one another)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb spin,wind, or twist together
  • verb tie or link together


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en- +‎ twine


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