Definition of intertwine in US English:

intertwine

verb

  • 1Twist or twine together.

    with object ‘a net made of cotton intertwined with other natural fibers’
    no object ‘the coils intertwine with one another like strands of spaghetti’
    • ‘I feel a hand slide down my arm and fingers intertwine with mine, and I look over to see Amanda standing beside me.’
    • ‘These irregular metal components encourage bony ingrowth, allowing a patient's bone cells to intertwine with the irregular metal finish, which holds the implants securely in place.’
    • ‘He felt her fingers intertwine with his as he started placing light kisses along her jaw again.’
    • ‘It's intertwined with ornamental gardens of bright flowers, rainforest species and native trees.’
    • ‘I see his long legs that so perfectly intertwine with mine.’
    • ‘His hand trailed to the nape of her neck and intertwined with her long black hair.’
    • ‘Carved feline figures stretched out along the arches, intertwined with one another.’
    • ‘It had a deep green ivy leaf made of metal intertwined with vines and leaves.’
    • ‘But this was fuchsia, big as you please, escaped from Irish gardens to the roadsides to intertwine with native brambles in tangled hedgerows.’
    • ‘Her fingers intertwined with the edge of my shirt as she pulled me closer with her free arm.’
    • ‘Anna turned to see her son standing beside the blonde beauty, her hand intertwined with his.’
    • ‘Their lips slowly finally touched as Kevin's other hand intertwined with her dark hair.’
    • ‘I felt his fingers intertwine with mine for the second time that day.’
    • ‘The swing was in font of a beautiful lattice, with white roses that intertwined with the pale wood.’
    • ‘They can, for example, perform one kind of task at one end and another kind at the other; they can coil and curl and intertwine with other molecules, creating no end of features and properties.’
    • ‘The scenery couldn't match what had come earlier and, as the trail began to intertwine with a disused railway line, so the signs disappeared.’
    • ‘The three of them skated for two hours, with Jax in the middle and his arm intertwined with a girl on each side.’
    • ‘These junctions are cunningly woven: the twin strands go separate ways along different edges, where they intertwine with new strands.’
    • ‘So we continued to sit together on the couch, my arm wrapped around her shoulder and my fingers intertwined with hers.’
    • ‘The connections between the roots and shoots can be hard to see, because even as they are separate from each other, they overlap and intertwine with other roots and shoots.’
    entwine, interweave, interlace, interthread, interwind, intertwist, twist, coil, twirl, ravel, lace, braid, plait, knit
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    1. 1.1with object Connect or link (two or more things) closely.
      ‘Dickens has been very clever to intertwine all these aspects and ideas’
      • ‘We are interconnected and intertwined with all of nature and with each other.’
      • ‘In no other situation is the contemplation of living and dying so intertwined with love and sex.’
      • ‘It's of huge importance whether the Judicial system is separate to or intertwined with the legislative and executive systems.’
      • ‘Neither is freely available against an enemy intertwined with civilian women and children, their schools and hospitals.’
      • ‘This is neither surprising or unique, as nation and state have been closely intertwined concepts in the modem world.’
      • ‘America's economy and interests are too deeply intertwined with the rest of the world to permit withdrawal.’
      • ‘Church and state are closely intertwined in England, unlike in the United States.’
      • ‘Thus began my journey into astrology - a journey where law and astrology have been closely intertwined.’
      • ‘The impediments are a complex mix of political and economic power intertwined with issues of culture and ethnicity.’
      • ‘Both tendencies are closely intertwined but they often contradict each other.’
      • ‘Mind, body and spirit are closely intertwined, and good health depends on keeping things on an even keel.’
      • ‘It is clear that Olympic success is based upon ability intertwined with a bit of luck.’
      • ‘She also tries to ignore the constant memories of her mother, which again intertwine with her social consciousness.’
      • ‘In this case, media operations become intertwined with psychological warfare.’
      • ‘In the commission to Delaroche, both historical and familial aspects were closely intertwined.’
      • ‘In the real world, profits and losses are almost always intertwined with interest returns.’
      • ‘Calls for peace intertwine with calls for arms.’
      • ‘Once again we see how the fortunes of modern European science intertwined with the vicissitudes of colonial expansion.’
      • ‘It is interesting how nowadays the two worlds of pop music and politics are closely intertwined.’
      • ‘The two are intertwined, but I'll concentrate here on the Greek side of the story.’

Pronunciation

intertwine

/ˌin(t)ərˈtwīn//ˌɪn(t)ərˈtwaɪn/