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[in-ter-twahyn] /ˌɪn tərˈtwaɪn/
verb (used with or without object), intertwined, intertwining.
to twine together.
Origin of intertwine
First recorded in 1635-45; inter- + twine1
Related forms
intertwinement, noun
intertwiningly, adverb Unabridged
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  • It seemed more than a decree of chance that their fates should be intertwined.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The tarred ropes twined and intertwined like lichens and vines.

    Mayflower (Flor de mayo) Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • Only our locked, intertwined legs were visible; our bodies were lost in the sky.

    Beyond the Vanishing Point Raymond King Cummings
  • Her head bowed and her lips touching the intertwined fingers.

    At Fault Kate Chopin.
  • In the first place, this wit is intertwined with forgotten circumstance.

    Chimney-Pot Papers Charles S. Brooks
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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