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intertwine

[ in-ter-twahyn ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈtwaɪn /
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verb (used with or without object), in·ter·twined, in·ter·twin·ing.

to twine together.

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Origin of intertwine

First recorded in 1635–45; inter- + twine1
Related formsin·ter·twine·ment, nounin·ter·twin·ing·ly, adverb
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intertwine

/ (ˌɪntəˈtwaɪn) /

verb

to unite or be united by twisting or twining togetherAlso: intertwist
Derived Formsintertwinement, nounintertwiningly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for intertwine

intertwine


v.

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

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