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twine

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[ twahyn ]
/ twaɪn /
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noun
verb (used with object), twined, twin·ing.
verb (used without object), twined, twin·ing.
to wind about something; twist itself in spirals (usually followed by about, around, etc.): Strangling vines twined about the tree.
to wind in a sinuous or meandering course.
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Origin of twine

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First recorded before 900; Middle English noun twin(e), twinne, , Old English twīn literally, “a double or twisted thread”; cognate with Dutch twijn, Old Norse tvinni “thread, twine”; akin to German Zwirn; see twi-

OTHER WORDS FROM twine

twine·a·ble, adjectivetwiner, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH twine

twain, twin, twine

Other definitions for twine (2 of 2)

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[ twahyn ]
/ twaɪn /

verb (used with or without object), twined, twin·ing.Scot.
to separate; part.
Also twin .

Origin of twine

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First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English twinen, variant of earlier twinnen, derivative of twin twin1
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British Dictionary definitions for twine

twine
/ (twaɪn) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of twine

twiner, noun

Word Origin for twine

Old English twīn; related to Old Frisian twīne, Dutch twijn twine, Lithuanian dvynu twins; see twin
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