Definitions

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

  • transitive & intransitive verb To join or become joined by twining together.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mutual or reciprocal twining or winding.
  • To unite by twining or twisting one with another; interlace.
  • To twine together; be interwoven: as, intertwining vines.

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

  • noun The act of intertwining, or the state of being intertwined.
  • transitive verb To unite by twining one with another; to entangle; to interlace.
  • intransitive verb To be twined or twisted together; to become mutually involved or enfolded.

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

  • verb transitive To twine something together.
  • verb intransitive To become twined together.

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

  • verb make lacework by knotting or looping
  • verb make a loop in
  • verb spin,wind, or twist together

Etymologies

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inter- + twine

Examples

  • They point to those four, they say these are former lobbyists whose work does kind of intertwine with their roles currently.

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  • I didn't have that much to do with her, but our stories kind of intertwine, because I'm trying to hook up this marriage.

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  • Michael_Velasco Is it just me or does avatar kind of intertwine with district 9?

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  • Power say it is possible to "intertwine" programmes that may work for Maori within parts of the justice system such as specialist prison rehabilitation units and the Youth Court working in marae.

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  • "When we were looking at their work we were seeing connections back in history, so the time and eras started to kind of intertwine and move back and forth - that was one really interesting part of the whole experience," Hostetler said.

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  • We will kind of intertwine some of those truths with the kids while they are here. "

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  • Our Savior Lutheran in Houston, one of the congregations we describe in Chapter 7, provides still another example of how ethnicity and Lutheranism often intertwine.

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  • In a highly religious nation like the United States, we should not be surprised that religion and politics would intertwine.

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  • This chapter highlights congregations from three religious traditions, each of which illustrates a different way that religion and politics can intertwine.

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  • The roots intertwine and form a single trunk at the ground level.

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