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Twine vs. Entwine — What's the Difference?

Twine vs. Entwine — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Twine and Entwine

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Twine

Twine is a strong thread, light string or cord composed of two or more thinner strands twisted, and then twisted together (plied). The strands are plied in the opposite direction to that of their twist, which adds torsional strength to the cord and keeps it from unravelling.
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Entwine

Entwine was a Finnish gothic metal band from Lahti, Finland.
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Twine

Strong thread or string consisting of two or more strands of hemp or cotton twisted together.
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Entwine

To twine around or together
The ivy entwined the column.
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Twine

An instance of moaning or complaining
Having a good twine today—well, I am British and we do love complaining!
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Entwine

To twine or twist together.
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Twine

Wind or cause to wind round something
She twined her arms round his neck
The plant will twine round its support
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Entwine

To twist or twine around something (or one another).
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Twine

Moan; complain
Stop twining on about the snow
Sorry—I don't mean to moan at you. I've twined about it enough over the years
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Entwine

To twine, twist, or wreathe together or round.
Entwined in duskier wreaths her braided locks.
Thy glorious household stuff did me entwine.
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Twine

To twist together (threads, for example); intertwine.
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Entwine

To be twisted or twined.
With whose imperial laurels might entwine no cypress.
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Twine

To form by twisting, intertwining, or interlacing
Twined the cord from plant fibers.
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Entwine

Tie or link together
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Twine

To encircle or coil about
A vine twining a tree.
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Entwine

Spin or twist together so as to form a cord;
Intertwine the ribbons
Twine the threads into a rope
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Twine

To wind, coil, or wrap around something
"She was twining a wisp of hair very slowly around her fingers" (Anne Tyler).
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Twine

To become twisted, interlaced, or interwoven
The branches of one tree twined with those of another.
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Twine

To go in a winding course; twist about
A stream twining through the forest.
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Twine

To wind or coil about something
Morning glories twining about stakes.
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Twine

A strong string or cord made of two or more threads twisted together.
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Twine

Something formed by twining
A twine of leaves.
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Twine

A twist; a convolution.
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Twine

A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together, and used for various purposes, as for binding small parcels, making nets, and the like; a small cord or string.
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Twine

The act of twining or winding round.
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Twine

Intimate and suggestive dance gyrations.
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Twine

(transitive) To weave together.
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Twine

(transitive) To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body.
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Twine

(transitive) To wind about; to embrace; to entwine.
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Twine

(intransitive) To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved; to intertwine.
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Twine

(intransitive) To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.
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Twine

(intransitive) To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally.
Many plants twine.
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Twine

(obsolete) To turn round; to revolve.
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Twine

(obsolete) To change the direction of.
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Twine

(obsolete) To mingle; to mix.
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Twine

A twist; a convolution.
Typhon huge, ending in snaky twine.
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Twine

A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together, and used for various purposes, as for binding small parcels, making nets, and the like; a small cord or string.
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Twine

The act of twining or winding round.
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Twine

To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen.
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Twine

To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body.
Let me twineMine arms about that body.
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Twine

To wind about; to embrace; to entwine.
Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine.
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Twine

To change the direction of.
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Twine

To mingle; to mix.
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Twine

To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved.
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Twine

To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.
As rivers, though they bend and twine,Still to the sea their course incline.
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Twine

To turn round; to revolve.
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Twine

To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally; as, many plants twine.
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Twine

A lightweight cord
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Twine

Spin or twist together so as to form a cord;
Intertwine the ribbons
Twine the threads into a rope
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Twine

Coil around;
Wisteria twining the fence posts
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Twine

Wrap or coil around;
Roll your hair around your finger
Twine the thread around the spool
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Twine

Make by twisting together or intertwining;
Twine a rope
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Twine

Form into a spiral shape;
The cord is all twisted
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