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

 

twine

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//twaɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//twaɪn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they twine
BrE BrE//twaɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//twaɪn//
 
he / she / it twines
BrE BrE//twaɪnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//twaɪnz//
 
past simple twined
BrE BrE//twaɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//twaɪnd//
 
past participle twined
BrE BrE//twaɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//twaɪnd//
 
-ing form twining
BrE BrE//ˈtwaɪnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtwaɪnɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] twine (something) around/round/through/in something to wind or twist around something; to make something do this ivy twining around a tree trunk She twined her arms around my neck. Word Origin Old English twīn ‘thread, linen’, from the Germanic base of twi- ‘two’; related to Dutch twijn.
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