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
Examples from the Web for twining
I must not forget to mention that I have received (probably not without your privity) Mr. Twining's valuable volume.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
Mr. Twining,—Adderley Twining, sir; that's the man can just win what and when and how he pleases.Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)|Charles James Lever
That this outcast girl was twining herself round his heart was a fact growing too obtrusive to be ignored.The Dust Flower|Basil King
Be patient, dear, said Sir Edgar, twining his arm round her slender waist.Hildebrand|Anonymous
Hassan sat the damsel on his knees, and his lips sported with her twining tresses.The Slaves of the Padishah|Mr Jkai
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.