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[in-ter-twahyn] /ˌɪn tərˈtwaɪn/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), intertwined, intertwining.
to twine together.
1635-45; inter- + twine1
Related forms
intertwinement, noun
intertwiningly, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for intertwined
  • Then the town's story and the family's became intertwined.
  • Two intertwined pressures trigger problems for many presidents.
  • Yet the real and virtual worlds are increasingly intertwined.
  • The intertwined stories of people drawn together one night after a gangster is murdered.
  • Forest floors are active places consisting of intertwined life cycles among various organisms.
  • Candy and fear have always been intertwined in my memory.
  • In a way, they became imagined brothers to us, and their lives intertwined with our own.
  • Our professional lives were as happily intertwined as our personal lives.
  • The two are not mutually exclusive but inextricably intertwined.
  • The answer returns us to the intertwined nature of emotion and cognition.
British Dictionary definitions for intertwined


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 intertwined



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

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