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twine

twine

 
 
pronunciation:
twaIn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: sturdy string that is made by twisting two or more strands together.
synonyms:
cord
similar words:
cable, line, rope, string, yarn
definition 2: something that has been twisted, coiled, or turned.
a twine of hair
synonyms:
coil, twist
similar words:
braid, convolution, helix, kink, plait, spiral, tendril, twirl
definition 3: a twisted tangle; knot.
synonyms:
knot, snarl, tangle
similar words:
convolution
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: twined, twines, twining
definition 1: to twist or wind together (strands or fibers).
synonyms:
entwine, interlace, intertwine, twist
similar words:
braid, interweave, plait, splice, wreathe
definition 2: to shape or form by twisting or coiling materials together.
We twined a strong rope for the hike.
synonyms:
braid, coil, plait, splice
similar words:
weave, wreathe
definition 3: to wrap, twist, or wind around or about something.
I had to twine string around the package.She twined her legs about the chair leg.
synonyms:
twirl, twist, wrap
similar words:
coil, encircle, fold, wind, wreathe
definition 4: to twist, coil, or wrap around.
Ivy was twining the lamppost.
similar words:
enwrap, twirl, wrap, wreathe
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be or become coiled or twisted (often fol. by around).
The plant twines around the trunk of a tree as it climbs.
synonyms:
coil, entwine, intertwine, twist, wind
similar words:
climb, interweave, snarl, tangle
definition 2: to follow or take a winding path, as a river.
synonyms:
coil, snake, wind
similar words:
meander, worm, zigzag
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