Twine Twine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Twined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Twining}.] [OE. twinen, fr. AS. tw[imac]n a twisted thread; akin to D. twijnen to twine, Icel. & Sw. tvinna, Dan. tvinde. See {Twine}, n.] 1. To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen. [1913 Webster]

2. To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body. [1913 Webster]

Let me twine Mine arms about that body. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To wind about; to embrace; to entwine. [1913 Webster]

Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. To change the direction of. [Obs.] --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

5. To mingle; to mix. [Obs.] --Crashaw. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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