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

     

    twin

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//twɪn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//twɪn//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they twin
    BrE BrE//twɪn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//twɪn//
     
    he / she / it twins
    BrE BrE//twɪnz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//twɪnz//
     
    past simple twinned
    BrE BrE//twɪnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//twɪnd//
     
    past participle twinned
    BrE BrE//twɪnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//twɪnd//
     
    -ing form twinning
    BrE BrE//ˈtwɪnɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtwɪnɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[usually passive] twin something (with something) to make a close relationship between two towns or areas Oxford is twinned with Bonn in Germany.
  2. 2twin something (with something) to join two people or things closely together The opera twins the themes of love and death.
  3. Word Origin late Old English twinn ‘double’, from twi- ‘two’; related to Old Norse tvinnr. Current verb senses date from late Middle English.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: twin