en·​twine | \ in-ˈtwīn How to pronounce entwine (audio) , en- \
entwined; entwining; entwines

Definition of entwine

transitive verb

: to twine together or around

intransitive verb

: to become twisted or twined

Examples of entwine in a Sentence

The snake entwined itself around the branch. marveled at how the vines had delicately and intricately entwined themselves on the trellis
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First Known Use of entwine

1590, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Entwine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entwine. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for entwine


en·​twine | \ in-ˈtwīn How to pronounce entwine (audio) \
entwined; entwining

Kids Definition of entwine

: to twist or twine together or around

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