verb (used with object), twined, twin·ing.
verb (used without object), twined, twin·ing.
- twin-twin transfusion,
Origin of twine1
verb (used with or without object), twined, twin·ing. Scot.
Origin of twine2
Examples from the Web for twined
Over ruined shrines of red brick, elaborately carved, clambered and twined the sacred peepul tree.Appearances|Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
We took the Jordan oxen, a meek pair that have broken sod for the colony, and twined them with garlands of wild roses.Lazarre|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
In appearance the cloth is much the same as that done in the twined style.Prehistoric Textile Art of Eastern United States|William Henry Holmes
Peters was dreaming now, for he twined his fingers in the long grass and tossed uneasily.Golden Stories|Various
His fingers still were twined about his book, his mouth still pressed against the page he had been reading.The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura|Lucius Apuleius
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.