Definition of entwine in US English:



[with object]
  • Wind or twist together; interweave.

    ‘they lay entwined in each other's arms’
    figurative ‘the nations' histories were closely entwined’
    • ‘All I know is, while we're walking, he suddenly grabs my hand and entwines our fingers together.’
    • ‘My own family's history is deeply entwined with that of the Northcote electorate.’
    • ‘Indeed, the history of caricature has often been entwined with the history of censorship.’
    • ‘We laid back wearily against the pillows and smiled, entwining our fingers together automatically.’
    • ‘Without any hesitation, I entwine my legs with his and forcefully twist them, knocking him into the third guy there.’
    • ‘Seamlessly, he entwines Eastern prayer music through dark bass riffs, into ghetto yo-yos, delicate vocals and back into fuzzed-out bass breaks.’
    • ‘Her cheeks and nose were red from the biting cold wind, and pine needles had managed to entwine themselves in her hair and clothes, giving her quite a disheveled look.’
    • ‘The satin ribbon lace lies at the heart of this season's collection - entwining the female figure to evoke the powerful and sheer beauty inside.’
    • ‘As I sit here writing I've just heard the merry sound of screeching car tyres followed by the kiss of two cars entwining themselves.’
    • ‘Sometimes you can see them entwining their tails, and when they duet they sit right next to each other.’
    • ‘They knew that someday fate would bring them together and would entwine them in a bond so strong that no one could break it.’
    • ‘The fate of major British sporting projects are inextricably entwined.’
    • ‘For a colorful, exotic effect, entwine two scarves together before wrapping your hair.’
    • ‘And thus it comes about that the ecclesiastical model of marriage entwines the lay one without a hitch, and in its embrace foreshadows a revolutionary way of looking at marriage.’
    • ‘It is through her that the multiplicity of other characters are entwined.’
    • ‘Further on, other members of the court seek to use Shakespeare's name to pen shockingly awful plays, including Queen Elizabeth herself, with material that entwines her craving for affection with sadomasochistic urges.’
    • ‘People always cite cultural and historical ‘differences’ in this regard, but I think an even bigger issue is the more practical one of proximity, and the way it entwines our interests.’
    • ‘Their lives were entwined in a special way and during that time familiarity bred its own sense of humour.’
    • ‘The girl forgives him and is entwined around him during the closing scenes.’
    • ‘He stops caressing her arm and takes hold of her hand, entwining their fingers together.’
    wind round, twist round, coil round, wrap round, weave, intertwine, interlink, interlace, interweave, interthread, criss-cross, entangle, tangle
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