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twine

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] uk   /twaɪn/ us  
to (cause to) wrap round an object several times: The vine twines round/up the pole. Twine the different coloured threads together.
twining
adjective uk   /ˈtwaɪ.nɪŋ/ us  
a twining plant

twine

noun [U] uk   /twaɪn/ us  
strong string made of two or more pieces of string twisted together: a ball of twine garden twine
Translations of “twine”
in Spanish bramante…
in Korean 삼끈…
in Arabic جَدل…
in Portuguese barbante, fio, retrós…
in French ficelle…
in German die Schnur…
in Catalan cordill…
in Japanese より糸, 麻ひも…
in Italian spago…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)纏繞,(使)盤繞…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)缠绕,(使)盘绕…
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