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twine

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Daily life
twinetwine1 /twaΙͺn/ noun [uncountable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š twine.jpg Dstrong string made by twisting together two or more threads or strings πŸ”Š a bundle of papers tied up with twine
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twineβ€’ Streets and squares had only just been marked out with pegs and twine amid the clutter.β€’ No handy planks of wood, no convenient lengths of baler twine kindly left behind by a farmer.β€’ Inside the chicken run - mesh bed bases tied with baling twine - the hens nested in a fridge.β€’ The parcel was substantial, tightly wrapped in brown paper, crisscrossed by waxed brown twine with many knots.β€’ She cut through the tight bonds of twine, the shiny brown wrappings, with LΓ©onie's penknife.β€’ Stones and shells, slung on twine, rattled.β€’ This lamb's leg was tangled with twine and swollen so badly it had to be put down.
twinetwine2 verb [intransitive, transitive] written πŸ”Š πŸ”Š BENDto wind or twist around something else, or to make something do thistwine something round/around something πŸ”Š She twined her arms round him and kissed his cheek.twine round/around πŸ”Š A dark green ivy plant twined around the pole.β†’ See Verb table
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twineβ€’ Mythology and psychology also slide together, twine and part, joust and join again.β€’ My stories have begun to twine into his if only because I had my war to fight, too.β€’ A moment later her arms were twining round his neck as his lips brushed hers as soft as gossamer.β€’ If they would only leave us alone, we would twine together so tightly that nothing could separate us.β€’ And honeysuckle twining up the birch.twine round/aroundβ€’ A moment later her arms were twining round his neck as his lips brushed hers as soft as gossamer.β€’ A key hung on a piece of twine round his neck.β€’ He tied a piece of twine around its neck for a leash.β€’ Feverishly, Folly clutched at him, her arms twining around the broadness of his back; her fingers raking his flesh.
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Verb table
twine
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytwine
he, she, ittwines
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytwined
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave twined
he, she, ithas twined
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad twined
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill twine
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have twined
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam twining
he, she, itis twining
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you, we, theyare twining
Past
I, he, she, itwas twining
you, we, theywere twining
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been twining
he, she, ithas been twining
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been twining
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be twining
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been twining
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