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intertwine

[in-ter-twahyn] /ˌɪn tərˈtwaɪn/
verb (used with or without object), intertwined, intertwining.
1.
to twine together.
Origin of intertwine
1635-1645
1635-45; inter- + twine1
Related forms
intertwinement, noun
intertwiningly, adverb
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  • The fibers of the Church were intertwined with the very heartstrings of the people.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) John Addington Symonds
  • Her head bowed and her lips touching the intertwined fingers.

    At Fault Kate Chopin.
  • From childhood our hearts have been intertwined, and death only has the power to tear them apart.

    The Memories of Fifty Years William H. Sparks
  • The tarred ropes twined and intertwined like lichens and vines.

    Mayflower (Flor de mayo) Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • intertwined, too, were thoughts of Verna and of his own position.

    Forging the Blades Bertram Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for intertwined

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 intertwined

intertwine

v.

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

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