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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
First recorded in 1635-45; inter- + twine1
Related forms
intertwinement, noun
intertwiningly, adverb
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  • It was a glaucous, intertwining, delicious flux and contest in flux.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • And this life was like a forest, boundless and impenetrable, up-springing, intertwining.

    His Family Ernest Poole
  • At every stage of the discussion our subject is made complex by the intertwining of the human and the Divine.

    What and Where is God?

    Richard La Rue Swain
  • A strange planet is this, for the shifting of national loyalties and the rending and intertwining of bonds of union!

    Lafayette

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  • The river slid by in a body, utterly silent and swift, intertwining among itself like some subtle, complex creature.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • They braided her lovely dark chestnut hair, and arranged it gracefully about her head, intertwining it with blue ribbons.

  • The whole episode is an intertwining of song in the vein of the first answer of motto.

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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