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intertwine

[in-ter-twahyn] /ˌɪn tərˈtwaɪn/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), intertwined, intertwining.
1.
to twine together.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; inter- + twine1
Related forms
intertwinement, noun
intertwiningly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for intertwining

intertwine

/ˌɪntəˈtwaɪn/
verb
1.
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 intertwining

intertwine

v.

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

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