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’
    • ‘It's intertwined with ornamental gardens of bright flowers, rainforest species and native trees.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He felt her fingers intertwine with his as he started placing light kisses along her jaw again.’
    • ‘Their lips slowly finally touched as Kevin's other hand intertwined with her dark hair.’
    • ‘Anna turned to see her son standing beside the blonde beauty, her hand intertwined with his.’
    • ‘His hand trailed to the nape of her neck and intertwined with her long black hair.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I felt his fingers intertwine with mine for the second time that day.’
    • ‘These junctions are cunningly woven: the twin strands go separate ways along different edges, where they intertwine with new strands.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 swing was in font of a beautiful lattice, with white roses that intertwined with the pale wood.’
    • ‘Her fingers intertwined with the edge of my shirt as she pulled me closer with her free arm.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘So we continued to sit together on the couch, my arm wrapped around her shoulder and my fingers intertwined with hers.’
    • ‘I feel a hand slide down my arm and fingers intertwine with mine, and I look over to see Amanda standing beside me.’
    • ‘Carved feline figures stretched out along the arches, intertwined with one another.’
    • ‘I see his long legs that so perfectly intertwine with mine.’
    • ‘The three of them skated for two hours, with Jax in the middle and his arm intertwined with a girl on each side.’
    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’
      • ‘In this case, media operations become intertwined with psychological warfare.’
      • ‘Once again we see how the fortunes of modern European science intertwined with the vicissitudes of colonial expansion.’
      • ‘It is clear that Olympic success is based upon ability intertwined with a bit of luck.’
      • ‘In the real world, profits and losses are almost always intertwined with interest returns.’
      • ‘The two are intertwined, but I'll concentrate here on the Greek side of the story.’
      • ‘The impediments are a complex mix of political and economic power intertwined with issues of culture and ethnicity.’
      • ‘We are interconnected and intertwined with all of nature and with each other.’
      • ‘In the commission to Delaroche, both historical and familial aspects were closely intertwined.’
      • ‘She also tries to ignore the constant memories of her mother, which again intertwine with her social consciousness.’
      • ‘America's economy and interests are too deeply intertwined with the rest of the world to permit withdrawal.’
      • ‘This is neither surprising or unique, as nation and state have been closely intertwined concepts in the modem world.’
      • ‘Church and state are closely intertwined in England, unlike in the United States.’
      • ‘Both tendencies are closely intertwined but they often contradict each other.’
      • ‘It is interesting how nowadays the two worlds of pop music and politics are closely intertwined.’
      • ‘It's of huge importance whether the Judicial system is separate to or intertwined with the legislative and executive systems.’
      • ‘Calls for peace intertwine with calls for arms.’
      • ‘Mind, body and spirit are closely intertwined, and good health depends on keeping things on an even keel.’
      • ‘In no other situation is the contemplation of living and dying so intertwined with love and sex.’
      • ‘Thus began my journey into astrology - a journey where law and astrology have been closely intertwined.’
      • ‘Neither is freely available against an enemy intertwined with civilian women and children, their schools and hospitals.’

Pronunciation

intertwine

/ˌɪn(t)ərˈtwaɪn//ˌin(t)ərˈtwīn/