AskDefine | Define intertwine

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1 spin or twist together so as to form a cord; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope" [syn: twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace] [ant: untwine]
2 make lacework by knotting or looping [syn: tat]
3 make a loop in; "loop a rope" [syn: loop]

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inter- + twine


  1. To twine something together.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 240c.
      You see, no doubt, that yet again, thanks to this intertwining, oru many-headed sophist has forced us against our will to admit that what is not is in a way.
  2. To become twined together.


To twine something together
  • Finnish: kietoa, punoa
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