verb (used with object), twined, twin·ing.
verb (used without object), twined, twin·ing.
Origin of twine1
verb (used with or without object), twined, twin·ing. Scot.
Origin of twine2
Related Words for twineyarn, braid, string, thread, twist, snarl, knot, whorl, coil, tangle, convolution, cordage, enmesh, bend, wrap, curl, interweave, undulate, spiral, interlace
Examples from the Web for twine
Contemporary Examples of twine
Attaching food with skewers, toothpicks, fishing line, and twine.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship
July 26, 2014
Twine dispenser: This is sort of a medium-advanced chef gift.The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide
December 13, 2012
She had a small cardboard sign of her own hanging by some twine from her neck.A Tale of Two Trees
November 5, 2011
Historical Examples of twine
Round your knees, my father, I twine this body, which my mother bare you.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
His fingers were in that hairy throat, where they had itched to twine.
Roll the veal round it, and sew it or tie it securely with twine.The Skilful Cook
Some vie to set slips and twine them, which sometimes, but seldome thriue all.A New Orchard And Garden
Mrs. Vercoe included cheese and bacon, rope and twine, and baskets.The Carroll Girls
Word Origin for twine
Old English twin "double thread," from Proto-Germanic *twizna- (cf. Dutch twijn, Low German twern, German zwirn "twine, thread"), from the same root as twin (q.v.). The verb meaning "to twist strands together to form twine" is recorded from late 13c.; sense of "to twist around something" (as twine does) is recorded from c.1300. Related: Twined; twining.