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

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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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of entwine was in 1590

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en·​twine in-ˈtwīn How to pronounce entwine (audio)
: to twine together or around

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