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

 

braid

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//breɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//breɪd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they braid
BrE BrE//breɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//breɪd//
 
he / she / it braids
BrE BrE//breɪdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//breɪdz//
 
past simple braided
BrE BrE//ˈbreɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreɪdɪd//
 
past participle braided
BrE BrE//ˈbreɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreɪdɪd//
 
-ing form braiding
BrE BrE//ˈbreɪdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreɪdɪŋ//
 
Styling hair
 
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braid something (especially North American English) (British English also plait) to twist three or more long pieces of hair, rope, etc. together to make one long piece She'd braided her hair. See related entries: Styling hair Word Origin Old English bregdan ‘make a sudden movement’, also ‘interweave’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch breien (verb).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: braid