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

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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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From producing some of the world's very best jockeys to some of the greatest thoroughbreds in history, the sport of kings has been entwined with the country's culture for generations. Ben Church And Aly Vance, CNN, "Why this ancient land is the spiritual home of Irish horse racing," 13 Sep. 2019 Those are some of the many details that LoBianco includes in the latest book that tries to answer the question of who is Mike Pence – and why the devout Christian has entwined himself with Trump. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, "'What are we going to do Mike?': Trump's victory posed problems for Pence and his wife, new book says," 7 Sep. 2019 However, after 37 years in power, refusing to step down, that legacy became entwined with violent oppression toward his opponents, which led to him being ousted in a military coup in 2017. Breanna Edwards, Essence, "Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Dead At 95," 6 Sep. 2019 But what most fascinated him was the way the designer of the garden had entwined illusion and reality. John Hooper, WSJ, "Pompeii, Buried for Centuries, Yields New Finds," 9 Oct. 2018 Early surge All eyes were on how Day and new starting quarterback Justin Fields would begin their respective, and inevitably entwined, tenures. Nathan Baird, cleveland.com, "Ohio State must build on defensive start from 45-21 victory over Florida Atlantic," 31 Aug. 2019 The detailed cake features the restaurant's exterior, the Waffle House's signature black-and-yellow signpost, and the couple standing, arms entwined, outside the beloved Southern eatery. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "New Orleans Bakery Makes Couple the Most Amazing Waffle House-Themed Wedding Cake," 1 Aug. 2019 Thereafter, these three men become entwined in a weird dance revolving around the inequality of our justice system. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Windy City Playhouse’s ‘Recommendation’ puts you in a dorm room, a sauna — and then a jail cell," 22 July 2019 The passage of time and the rise of the #MeToo movement have changed how women whose lives were entwined in the scandal are perceived, Landgraf said. Lynn Elber, chicagotribune.com, "Clinton impeachment is FX’s next ‘American Crime Story’," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of entwine

1590, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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English Language Learners Definition of entwine

: to twist together or around


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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