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[en-twahyn] /ɛnˈtwaɪn/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), entwined, entwining.
to twine with, about, around, or together.
Also, intwine.
Origin of entwine
1590-1600; en-1 + twine1
Related forms
entwinement, noun
unentwined, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for entwine
  • On this campus, admissions and financial aid entwine with faith.
  • When vines entwine themselves around a tall pine, they reach an awesome height.
  • It's also possible the tendril flared out, separating into streams that only appear to entwine the smaller galaxy.
  • And the brows of the brave shall green laurels entwine.
  • It has to do with an intense desire to entwine one's own imagination with the lives of others.
  • She had them entwine their fingers and pull them back out, quickly, many times.
  • Or you'll soon be out yonder where blossoms entwine.
  • Five artists entwine with an intimate audience inside an enigma-tic cabaret space.
British Dictionary definitions for entwine


(of two or more things) to twine together or (of one or more things) to twine around (something else)
Derived Forms
entwinement, intwinement, noun
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Word Origin and History for entwine

also intwine, 1590s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + twine (n.). Related: Entwined; entwining.

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