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Definition of intertwine verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    intertwine

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈtwaɪn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈtwaɪn//
     
    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they intertwine
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈtwaɪn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈtwaɪn//
     
    he / she / it intertwines
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈtwaɪnz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈtwaɪnz//
     
    past simple intertwined
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈtwaɪnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈtwaɪnd//
     
    past participle intertwined
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈtwaɪnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈtwaɪnd//
     
    -ing form intertwining
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈtwaɪnɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈtwaɪnɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] 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/somebody else Their political careers had become closely intertwined.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: intertwine