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entwine

To entwine is to twist and tangle or weave together. When you hold hands with someone, you entwine your fingers together.

A long-haired girl can entwine flowers in her curls, and she might love it when her pet snake entwines around her arm. When you knit a scarf, you entwine different colors of yarn together. There is also a figurative way to entwine: "Ever since I met you, I knew that our lives would entwine together!" Entwine combines the prefix en-, "make," and twine, "twisted strands," from the Old English twin, "double thread."

Definitions of entwine
  1. verb
    spin, wind, or twist together
    synonyms: enlace, interlace, intertwine, lace, twine
    twine
    make by twisting together or intertwining
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    Antonyms:
    untwine
    undo what has been twined together
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    wind, wreathe
    form into a wreath
    wattle
    interlace to form wattle
    plash, pleach
    interlace the shoots of
    knot, ravel, tangle
    tangle or complicate
    splice
    join by interweaving strands
    piece
    join during spinning
    type of:
    distort, twine, twist
    form into a spiral shape
  2. verb
    tie or link together
    synonyms: knit
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    purl stitch
    make with purl stitches
    intertwine, loop
    make a loop in
    crochet, hook
    make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle
    noose
    make a noose in or of
    type of:
    conjoin, join
    make contact or come together
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