entwine

entwine
[[t]ɪntwa͟ɪn[/t]]
entwines, entwining, entwined
1) V-RECIP-ERG If one thing is entwined with another thing, or if you entwine two things, the two things are twisted around each other.

[pl-n V] His dazed eyes stare at the eels, which still writhe and entwine...

[V pl-n] Facing each other, the giraffes were managing to entwine their necks in the most astonishing manner...

[V n with n] He entwined his fingers with hers.

[V-ed] ...with silk ribbons and flowers entwined in their hair. [Also V with n, V n (non-recip)]

2) V-ERG If two things entwine or are entwined, they closely resemble or are linked to each other, and they are difficult to separate or identify.

[V pl-n] The book entwines the personal and the political to chart the history of four generations of the family...

[pl-n V] Once, years ago, he told me our lives should entwine.

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entwined ADJ-GRADED oft ADJ with n

Fuji Heavy Industries, which makes Subaru cars, is becoming increasingly entwined with Nissan.

...the entwined lives of Dorothy Gale and Judy Garland.


English dictionary. 2008.

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