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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Asbestos tape is interwove from asbestos warp and weft yarns, suitable for lagging for boilers and pipe lines, also used as thermal insulating materials.’
    • ‘Jonkers Street was already crowded with vehicles and pedestrians, which seemed to interweave without touching each other.’
    • ‘Pain whips were about 8 feet long, 9 strands of braided rawhide with bits of metal interwoven into the tips.’
    • ‘But instead of neatly-folded hosiery, out comes a congealed mass of tightly interwoven tights, socks, bras and assorted accessories.’
    • ‘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.’
    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.’
      • ‘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 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.’
      • ‘Baseball illustrates how seamlessly English is interwoven with Japanese.’
      • ‘This award-winning novel interweaves the life of a San Francisco filmmaker with the life of a courtesan priestess of Inanna.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Sexual attitudes, knowledge, and sexual experiences in earlier years are closely interwoven with sexual desire.’
      • ‘Christians, Muslims and Hindus gave prime importance to spirituality, and religion was interwoven with everyday life.’
      • ‘The ceremony interwove, and was interwoven with, notions of masculinity, modernity, and nation-formation.’
      • ‘The sacred and the profane, the high-minded and the obscene, the brutal and the clinically hilarious are interwoven with rare theatrical craft.’
      • ‘They often interwove personal experiences into their writing, and like their heroines, these authors were constrained economically and socially due to their gender.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Songs are interwoven with the narrative, so it's a new thing for them.’
      • ‘Such problems are interwoven with economic, political and social history.’
      • ‘So deeply and often invisibly is religion interwoven with tradition here, few are predicting an easy ride ahead.’
      • ‘Nonetheless, the lives of fishermen are interwoven with the sea.’
      • ‘The voice of the client, her narration, is interwoven with the theoretical discussion.’
      • ‘The New Leipzig School is genealogically interwoven with the old one and shaped by a tradition of perfected craftsmanship.’
      • ‘The rejection of linear time is, for many postmodern thinkers, closely interwoven with two other crucial issues.’
      interlink, link, connect, associate
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