Meaning of TWINE in English


/ twaɪn; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

[ U ] strong string that has two or more strands (= single thin pieces of thread or string) twisted together

■ verb

[+ adv. / prep. ] twine (sth) around / round / through / in sth to wind or twist around sth; to make sth do this :

[ v ]

ivy twining around a tree trunk

[ vn ]

She twined her arms around my neck.



Old English twīn thread, linen , from the Germanic base of twi- two ; related to Dutch twijn .

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