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English noun: twine

1. twine (artifact) a lightweight cord


Broader (hypernym)cord

Narrower (hyponym)chalk line, packthread, snap line, snapline

English verb: twine

1. twine (contact) spin,wind, or twist together

SamplesIntertwine the ribbons.
Twine the threads into a rope.
Intertwined hearts.

Synonymsenlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, lace

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)distort, twine, twist

Narrower (hyponym)knot, plash, pleach, ravel, splice, tangle, wattle, wind, wreathe

Verb grouptwine


2. twine (contact) arrange or or coil around

SamplesRoll your hair around your finger.
Twine the thread around the spool.
She wrapped her arms around the child.

Synonymsroll, wind, wrap

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)ball, clew, clue, coil, curl, loop, reel, spool

Antonymsunroll, unwind, wind off

3. twine (contact) make by twisting together or intertwining

SamplesTwine a rope.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make

Verb groupenlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, lace, twine

4. twine (contact) form into a spiral shape

SamplesThe cord is all twisted.

Synonymsdistort, twist

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform

Narrower (hyponym)contort, deform, distort, enlace, entangle, entwine, interlace, intertwine, interweave, lace, mat, snarl, spin, tangle, twine, weave, wrench, wring, wring


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