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Definition of "twine" []

  • To twist together (threads, for example); intertwine. (verb-transitive)
  • To form by twisting, intertwining, or interlacing. (verb-transitive)
  • To encircle or coil about: The fence post was twined by vines. (verb-transitive)
  • To wind, coil, or wrap around something: "She was twining a wisp of hair very slowly around her fingers” ( Anne Tyler). (verb-transitive)
  • To become twisted, interlaced, or interwoven. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "twine" in a sentence
  • "By cord he means something strong, almost what we call twine; a thin cord he always calls a string; his twine is the lightest sort of string."
  • "Pull up on the camera until the twine is taut and vertical shake is a thing of the past, along with significant dampening of horizontal shake."
  • "Erik packed up all the cardboard in twine to get it ready for recycling tomorrow."