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Definition of intertwine verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they intertwine
    he / she / it intertwines
    past simple intertwined
    -ing form intertwining
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive, usually passive] if two or more things intertwine or are intertwined, they are twisted together so that they are very difficult to separate intertwining branches intertwine something (with something) a necklace of rubies intertwined with pearls
  2. 2[transitive, usually passive, intransitive] intertwine (something) to be or become very closely connected with something or someone else Their political careers had become closely intertwined.
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