in·​ter·​twine ˌin-tər-ˈtwīn How to pronounce intertwine (audio)
intertwined; intertwining; intertwines

transitive verb

: to unite by twining one with another

intransitive verb

: to twine about one another
also : to become mutually involved
intertwinement noun

Examples of intertwine in a Sentence

He's always telling stories in which the present and the past intertwine. His fate is intertwined with hers.
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Word History

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of intertwine was in 1641

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“Intertwine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


in·​ter·​twine ˌint-ər-ˈtwīn How to pronounce intertwine (audio)
: to twine or cause to twine about one another : interlace

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