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twine

twine

 
 
pronunciation:
twaIn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: sturdy string that is made by twisting two or more strands together.
The machine tied hay with twine.
synonyms:
cord
similar words:
cable, line, rope, string, yarn
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: twined, twines, twining
definition 1: to twist or wind together.
We twined the cords together to keep them from tangling.
synonyms:
twist
similar words:
braid, splice
definition 2: to twist, coil, or wrap around.
Ivy was twining the post.
similar words:
twirl, wrap
definition 3: to be or become coiled or twisted (often followed by "around").
The plant twines around the trunk of a tree as it climbs.
synonyms:
twist, wind
similar words:
climb, snarl, tangle