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 for twine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Twine \Twine\, v. i.
     1. To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved.
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     2. To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.
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              As rivers, though they bend and twine,
              Still to the sea their course incline. --Swift.
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     3. To turn round; to revolve. [Obs.] --Chapman.
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     4. To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb
        spirally; as, many plants twine.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Twine \Twine\ (tw[imac]n), n. [AS. tw[imac]n, properly, a
     twisted or double thread; akin to D. twijn, Icel. tvinni;
     from twi-. See Twice, and cf. Twin.]
     1. A twist; a convolution.
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              Typhon huge, ending in snaky twine.   --Milton.
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     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.
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     3. The act of twining or winding round. --J. Philips.
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     Twine reeler, a kind of machine for twisting twine; a kind
        of mule, or spinning machine.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Twine \Twine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Twined; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Twining.] [OE. twinen, fr. AS. tw[imac]n a twisted thread;
     akin to D. twijnen to twine, Icel. & Sw. tvinna, Dan. tvinde.
     See Twine, n.]
     1. To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of
        threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen.
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     2. To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible
        substance around another body.
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              Let me twine
              Mine arms about that body.            --Shak.
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     3. To wind about; to embrace; to entwine.
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              Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine. --Pope.
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     4. To change the direction of. [Obs.] --Fairfax.
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     5. To mingle; to mix. [Obs.] --Crashaw.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a lightweight cord [syn: string, twine]
      v 1: spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons";
           "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts" [syn:
           intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace,
           lace] [ant: untwine]
      2: arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your
         finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped
         her arms around the child" [syn: wind, wrap, roll,
         twine] [ant: unroll, unwind, wind off]
      3: make by twisting together or intertwining; "twine a rope"
      4: form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted" [syn:
         twist, twine, distort] [ant: untwist]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "twine":
     band, begird, belt, belt in, braid, brail, cable, cincture, circle,
     coil, contort, cord, corkscrew, crinkle, curl, encincture,
     encircle, engird, enlace, enmesh, ensphere, entangle, entwine,
     gird, girdle, interknit, interlace, intertie, intertissue,
     intertwine, intertwist, interweave, intort, knit, lace, ligament,
     ligation, ligature, line, loom, loop, mat, meander, net, noose,
     plait, pleach, raddle, ring, rope, scallop, screw, serpentine,
     slink, snake, spiral, splice, spun yarn, string, swirl, tangle,
     tendon, thong, tissue, turn, twill, twine around, twirl, twist,
     twist and turn, undulate, wattle, weave, web, whirl, whorl, wind,
     wire, worm, wrap, wreathe, wreathe around, wring, yarn, zone

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