twine

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[ twahyn ]
/ twaɪn /

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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before 900; Middle English twine (noun), twinen (v.), Old English twīn (noun) literally, a double or twisted thread; cognate with Dutch twijn; akin to German Zwirn, Old Norse tvinni thread, twine; see twi-

OTHER WORDS FROM twine

twine·a·ble, adjectivetwin·er, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH twine

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Definition for twine (2 of 2)

twine2
[ twahyn ]
/ twaɪn /

verb (used with or without object), twined, twin·ing. Scot.

to separate; part.
Also twin.

Origin of twine

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1175–1225; late 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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