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

 wreathe /ˈrið/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wreathe v. t. [imp. Wreathed p. p. Wreathed; Archaic Wreathen p. pr. & vb. n. Wreathing.]  [Written also wreath.]
 1. To cause to revolve or writhe; to twist about; to turn.  [Obs.]
    And from so heavy sight his head did wreathe.   --Spenser.
 2. To twist; to convolve; to wind one about another; to entwine.
    The nods and smiles of recognition into which this singular physiognomy was wreathed.   --Sir W. Scott.
 From his slack hand the garland wreathed for Eve
 Down dropped.   --Milton.
 3. To surround with anything twisted or convolved; to encircle; to infold.
    Each wreathed in the other's arms.   --Shak.
    Dusk faces with withe silken turbants wreathed.   --Milton.
    And with thy winding ivy wreathes her lance.   --Dryden.
 4. To twine or twist about; to surround; to encircle.
 In the flowers that wreathe the sparkling bowl,
 Fell adders hiss.   --Prior.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wreathe, v. i. To be intewoven or entwined; to twine together; as, a bower of wreathing trees.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: move with slow, sinuous movements
      2: encircle with or as if with a wreath; "Her face was wreathed
         with blossoms" [syn: wreath]
      3: decorate or deck with wreathes; "wreathe the grave site"
      4: form into a wreath [syn: wind]