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English definition of “intertwine”

intertwine

verb [I or T]     /ˌɪn.təˈtwaɪn/ US  /-t̬ɚ-/
to twist or be twisted together, or to be connected so as to be difficult to separate: The town's prosperity is inextricably intertwined with the fortunes of the factory. The trees' branches intertwined to form a dark roof over the path.Bending, twisting and curvingConnecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures
(Definition of intertwine verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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