in·​ter·​mesh ˌin-tər-ˈmesh How to pronounce intermesh (audio)
intermeshed; intermeshing; intermeshes

transitive verb

: to mesh together : interlock

Examples of intermesh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The group is closely intermeshed with the Taliban and its leader, Sirajuddin Haqqani, was appointed as a deputy in the Taliban back in 2015. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, 15 May 2020 China and Japan are also both set to take financial hits from the virus, which has disrupted their intermeshed manufacturing and battered tourism. Isabel Reynolds,, 5 May 2020 The whole business of being able to vote is not intermeshed with the business of bearing arms. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, 26 Feb. 2020 The helo has twin counter-rotating, intermeshing main rotors instead of a tail rotor drive system. Allison Barrie, Fox News, 9 Aug. 2018 Medieval property speculators saw their business activities and their philanthropic activities as intermeshed. Ilana E. Strauss, The Atlantic, 8 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1903, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of intermesh was circa 1903

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“Intermesh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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in·​ter·​mesh ˌint-ər-ˈmesh How to pronounce intermesh (audio)
: to mesh with one another : interlock

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