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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 twine /ˈtwaɪn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Twine n.
 1. A twist; a convolution.
    Typhon huge, ending in snaky twine.   --Milton.
 2. A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together, and used for various purposes, as for binding small parcels, making nets, and the like; a small cord or string.
 3. The act of twining or winding round.
 Twine reeler, a kind of machine for twisting twine; a kind of mule, or spinning machine.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Twine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Twined p. pr. & vb. n. Twining.]
 1. To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen.
 2. To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body.
 Let me twine
 Mine arms about that body.   --Shak.
 3. To wind about; to embrace; to entwine.
    Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine.   --Pope.
 4. To change the direction of. [Obs.]
 5. To mingle; to mix. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Twine, v. i.
 1. To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved.
 2. To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.
 As rivers, though they bend and twine,
 Still to the sea their course incline.   --Swift.
 3. To turn round; to revolve. [Obs.]
 4. To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally; as, many plants twine.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a lightweight cord [syn: string]
      v 1: spin or twist together so as to form a cord; "intertwine the
           ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope" [syn: intertwine,
            entwine, enlace, interlace, lace] [ant: untwine]
      2: coil around; "Wisteria twining the fence posts"
      3: wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger";
         "Twine the thread around the spool" [syn: wind, wrap,
         roll] [ant: unwind]
      4: make by twisting together or intertwining; "twine a rope"
      5: form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted" [syn: twist,
          distort] [ant: untwist]