Definition of interweave in English:



  • 1Weave or become woven together.

    with object ‘the rugs are made by tightly interweaving the strands’
    no object ‘the branches met and interwove above his head’
    • ‘The grey-trunked trees sprang up straight to a great height and then interwove their pale-grey branches in a long tunnel through which the autumn light fell faintly.’
    • ‘Pain whips were about 8 feet long, 9 strands of braided rawhide with bits of metal interwoven into the tips.’
    • ‘Jonkers Street was already crowded with vehicles and pedestrians, which seemed to interweave without touching each other.’
    • ‘As I walked along the paths that interweave amongst the foliage I came upon something I had never seen there before.’
    • ‘Mark stood facing the camera, while I had my fingers interwoven and perched on his shoulder, standing slightly off to his side.’
    • ‘Huge tentacles of the fat, purple octopus were interwoven with a mix of grated carrots, peppers, cubes of boiled potato and frisee leaves.’
    • ‘But instead of neatly-folded hosiery, out comes a congealed mass of tightly interwoven tights, socks, bras and assorted accessories.’
    • ‘Asbestos tape is interwove from asbestos warp and weft yarns, suitable for lagging for boilers and pipe lines, also used as thermal insulating materials.’
    intertwine, entwine, interlace, interthread, splice, braid, plait
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    1. 1.1with object Blend closely.
      ‘Wordsworth's political ideas are often interwoven with his philosophical and religious beliefs’
      • ‘My experience is interwoven with that of others.’
      • ‘They often interwove personal experiences into their writing, and like their heroines, these authors were constrained economically and socially due to their gender.’
      • ‘The New Leipzig School is genealogically interwoven with the old one and shaped by a tradition of perfected craftsmanship.’
      • ‘Songs are interwoven with the narrative, so it's a new thing for them.’
      • ‘Baseball illustrates how seamlessly English is interwoven with Japanese.’
      • ‘The ceremony interwove, and was interwoven with, notions of masculinity, modernity, and nation-formation.’
      • ‘Nonetheless, the lives of fishermen are interwoven with the sea.’
      • ‘Christians, Muslims and Hindus gave prime importance to spirituality, and religion was interwoven with everyday life.’
      • ‘Such problems are interwoven with economic, political and social history.’
      • ‘This award-winning novel interweaves the life of a San Francisco filmmaker with the life of a courtesan priestess of Inanna.’
      • ‘The sacred and the profane, the high-minded and the obscene, the brutal and the clinically hilarious are interwoven with rare theatrical craft.’
      • ‘Sexual attitudes, knowledge, and sexual experiences in earlier years are closely interwoven with sexual desire.’
      • ‘So deeply and often invisibly is religion interwoven with tradition here, few are predicting an easy ride ahead.’
      • ‘Closely interwoven with this belief is their intuition that in the country there lies a potent source of inspiration and imagery that they as artists should not ignore.’
      • ‘With such a brilliant set piece, you can envisage where the comedy comes from, but as in the first play, any humour is interwoven with the power of real drama.’
      • ‘It interweaves stories from the author's own childhood, revealing how her relationship with her own mother has shaped the choices she has made.’
      • ‘The voice of the client, her narration, is interwoven with the theoretical discussion.’
      • ‘The rejection of linear time is, for many postmodern thinkers, closely interwoven with two other crucial issues.’
      • ‘The fact is that the settlement of the West was closely interwoven with the evolution of arms technology in America.’
      • ‘Themes dealt with include place and identity, both personal and regional, and they are interwoven with a constant human presence in the works.’
      interlink, link, connect, associate
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