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INTERTWINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intertwine mean? 

INTERTWINE (verb)
  The verb INTERTWINE has 3 senses:

1. spin or twist together so as to form a cord
2. make lacework by knotting or looping
3. make a loop in

  Familiarity information: INTERTWINE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTERTWINE (verb)


Sense 1intertwine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spin or twist together so as to form a cord

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

enlace; twine; lace; intertwine; interlace; entwine

Context examples:

intertwine the ribbons / Twine the threads into a rope

Hypernyms (to "intertwine" is one way to...):

distort; twine; twist (form into a spiral shape)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "intertwine"):

wind; wreathe (form into a wreath)

fold (intertwine)

wattle (interlace to form wattle)

plash; pleach (interlace the shoots of)

knot; ravel; tangle (tangle or complicate)

splice (join by interweaving strands)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2intertwine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make lacework by knotting or looping

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

tat; intertwine

Hypernyms (to "intertwine" is one way to...):

create from raw material; create from raw stuff (make from scratch)

"Intertwine" entails doing...:

knot (make into knots; make knots out of)

Domain category:

handicraft (a craft that requires skillful hands)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 3intertwine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a loop in

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

loop; intertwine

Context example:

loop a rope

Hypernyms (to "intertwine" is one way to...):

entwine; knit (tie or link together)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "intertwine"):

crochet; hook (make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle)

noose (make a noose in or of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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