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Definition of wreathe verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wreathe
    he / she / it wreathes
    past simple wreathed
    -ing form wreathing
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  1. 1[transitive, usually passive] wreathe something (in/with something) to surround or cover something The mountain tops were wreathed in mist. The plant grew everywhere, its stems wreathed with soft blue flowers. (figurative) Her face was wreathed in smiles (= she was smiling a lot).
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move slowly and lightly, especially in circles synonym weave smoke wreathing into the sky
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