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Definition 1: a lightweight cord - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for twine in the sense of this definition

(twine is a kind of ...) a line made of twisted fibers or threads

"the bundle was tied with a cord"

(... is a kind of twine ) a chalked string used in the building trades to make a straight line on a vertical surface

(... is a kind of twine ) a strong three-ply twine used to sew or tie packages

Definition 2: spin, wind, or twist together - [verb of contact]

Samples where twine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • intertwine the ribbons
  • Twine the threads into a rope
  • intertwined hearts

Synonyms for twine in the sense of this definition

(twine is a kind of ...) form into a spiral shape

"The cord is all twisted"

(... is a kind of twine ) form into a wreath

(... is a kind of twine ) interlace to form wattle

(... is a kind of twine ) interlace the shoots of

"pleach a hedge"

(... is a kind of twine ) tangle or complicate

"a ravelled story"

(... is a kind of twine ) join by interweaving strands

"Splice the wires"

(twine has a similar meaning as ...) make by twisting together or intertwining

"twine a rope"

Definition 3: make by twisting together or intertwining - [verb of contact]

Samples where twine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • twine a rope

(twine is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(twine has a similar meaning as ...) spin, wind, or twist together

"intertwine the ribbons" "Twine the threads into a rope" "intertwined hearts"

Definition 4: arrange or or coil around - [verb of contact]

Samples where twine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • roll your hair around your finger
  • Twine the thread around the spool
  • She wrapped her arms around the child

Synonyms for twine in the sense of this definition

(twine is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of twine ) wind onto a spool or a reel

(... is a kind of twine ) wind onto or off a reel

(... is a kind of twine ) form into a ball by winding or rolling

"ball wool"

(... is a kind of twine ) roll into a ball

(... is a kind of twine ) wind around something in coils or loops

Definition 5: form into a spiral shape - [verb of contact]

Samples where twine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cord is all twisted

Synonyms for twine in the sense of this definition

(twine is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

(... is a kind of twine ) twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish

"Wring one's hand"

(... is a kind of twine ) twist and press out of shape

(... is a kind of twine ) twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

"The child entangled the cord"

(... is a kind of twine ) spin, wind, or twist together

"intertwine the ribbons" "Twine the threads into a rope" "intertwined hearts"

(... is a kind of twine ) work natural fibers into a thread

"spin silk"

(... is a kind of twine ) interlace by or as if by weaving

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