- 1[usually passive] twin something (with something) to make a close relationship between two towns or areas Oxford is twinned with Bonn in Germany.
- 2twin something (with something) to join two people or things closely together The opera twins the themes of love and death. Word Origin late Old English twinn ‘double’, from twi- ‘two’; related to Old Norse tvinnr. Current verb senses date from late Middle English.
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//