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[in-ter-twahyn] /ˌɪn tərˈtwaɪn/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), intertwined, intertwining.
to twine together.
Origin of intertwine
1635-45; inter- + twine1
Related forms
intertwinement, noun
intertwiningly, adverb Unabridged
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  • Themes are made up on the spot, and ideas that germinate in different sections of the band slowly grow and intertwine.
  • They had actually gotten a purple variety and a white variety and let them intertwine.
  • The large red circles intertwine with the next and can cause confusion to many people.
  • The process turned the home into a kind of design laboratory, showcasing ways to intertwine indoors and outdoors.
  • The rows of skeletal displays are those rare places where natural history and the history of science intertwine.
  • Beans and peas grow best when they grow together-let their climbing vines intertwine.
  • Fans from both sides find that their lives intertwine at church, at work, at play.
  • Adventures intertwine the unfolding drama as new enemies rise in search of power.
  • He has interesting things to say about the way culture and economics intertwine to create urban poverty.
  • It allows the present and the past to intertwine, which is how music works anyway.
British Dictionary definitions for intertwine


to unite or be united by twisting or twining together Also intertwist
Derived Forms
intertwinement, noun
intertwiningly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for intertwine

1640s, from inter- + twine (v.). Related: Intertwined; intertwining.

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