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 twiningyarn, braid, string, thread, twist, snarl, knot, whorl, coil, tangle, convolution, cordage, enmesh, bend, wrap, curl, interweave, undulate, spiral, interlace
Examples from the Web for twining
Historical Examples of twining
It was to the girl as if the fragrance were twining and winding about her and impelling her like leashes.Quaint Courtships
Four long, twining tentacles were attached directly to the head.
"You are rather a Job's comforter, Twining," said Beecher, tartly.
Twining was one of the executors, and could tell him everything.
"Quite convinced of that—could swear it," said Twining, eagerly.Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
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.