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intertwine

verb
     
in‧ter‧twine [intransitive and transitive]
1 if two situations, ideas etc are intertwined, they are closely related to each other
be closely/inextricably intertwined
The problems of crime and unemployment are closely intertwined.
2 if two things intertwine, or if they are intertwined, they are twisted together
a necklace of rubies intertwined with pearls

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