twine

Twine is the strong braided string that's often tied around a bakery box or used to secure a Christmas tree to the top of your car.

Twine can be made of cotton, hemp, or even plastic — it's stronger than string, but thinner than rope. It can be used to stake plants in the garden or to tie up a package of cheese from a deli. Twine can also be a verb meaning "to twist around," the way threads are twisted into a strand of twine. Your cats might twine around each other to sleep, for example. The Old English version was twin, or "double strands of thread."

Definitions of twine
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n a lightweight cord

Synonyms:
string
Types:
chalk line, snap line, snapline
a chalked string used in the building trades to make a straight line on a vertical surface
packthread
a strong three-ply twine used to sew or tie packages
Type of:
cord
a line made of twisted fibers or threads

v spin,wind, or twist together

Twine the threads into a rope”
Synonyms:
enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, lace
Antonyms:
untwine
undo what has been twined together
Types:
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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, twist
form into a spiral shape

v arrange or or coil around

Twine the thread around the spool”
Synonyms:
roll, wind, wrap
Antonyms:
unroll, unwind, wind off
reverse the winding or twisting of
Types:
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spool
wind onto a spool or a reel
reel
wind onto or off a reel
ball
form into a ball by winding or rolling
clew, clue
roll into a ball
coil, curl, loop
wind around something in coils or loops
cheese
wind onto a cheese
reel off, unreel
unwind from or as if from a reel
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v make by twisting together or intertwining

twine a rope”
Synonyms:
enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, lace
spin,wind, or twist together
Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become

v form into a spiral shape

Synonyms:
distort, twist
Antonyms:
untwist
cause to become untwisted
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wrench, wring
twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
contort, deform, distort, wring
twist and press out of shape
entangle, mat, snarl, tangle
twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, lace
spin,wind, or twist together
spin
work natural fibers into a thread
interweave, weave
interlace by or as if by weaving
morph
change shape as via computer animation
plait
weave into plaits
felt
mat together and make felt-like
enmesh, ensnarl, mesh
entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh
wind, wreathe
form into a wreath
wattle
interlace to form wattle
inweave
weave together into a fabric or design
raddle, ruddle
twist or braid together, interlace
plash, pleach
interlace the shoots of
shoot
variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors
tinsel
interweave with tinsel
braid, pleach
form or weave into a braid or braids
knot, ravel, tangle
tangle or complicate
splice
join by interweaving strands
Type of:
change form, change shape, deform
assume a different shape or form

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