To intertwine something is to link it together so that it is no longer separate. When you intertwine your fingers, you are demonstrating the idea that the two things are now one.

  • The flowers were intertwining their petals together.

  • The two ships were intertwining their anchors.

Definition of intertwine


spin, wind, or twist together


enlace, entwine, interlace, lace, twine


make lacework by knotting or looping




make a loop in



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Example Sentences for intertwine

  • 1

    The significance and symbolism is intertwined.

  • 2

    Because the economies are so intertwined.

  • 3

    The history of the port is intertwined with that of the city of Karachi.

  • 4

    The stalks intertwine to form the kinesin dimer.

  • 5

    I am aware the many of the issues are intertwined.

  • 6

    The bass intertwines with the guitar, but is neither inaudible or emphasized.

  • 7

    The notion of a theorem is deeply intertwined with the concept of proof.

  • 8

    Our economies are so intertwined, and Chinese leaders know that.

  • 9

    The lives of the three characters intertwine when they meet in Hollywood.

  • 10

    While the grass is growing, the roots intertwine with the artificial fibers.