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splice together

1. To join two or more things or pieces together by overlapping and binding them at the ends. A noun or pronoun can be used between "splice" and "together." In the old days, film editors had to splice together filmstrips by hand. The wall we're building is longer than the lumber they gave us, so we'll have to splice the planks together to reach the length we need.
2. To interweave the strands of multiple fibrous structures in order to join them as one. A noun or pronoun can be used between "splice" and "together." You can undo the end of a rope, then splice it together with itself You'll need to splice the wires together in order to get the machine working again.
3. To combine two or more different things in order to alter something or create something new. A noun or pronoun can be used between "splice" and "together." The movie shift in tone so dramatically halfway through that you'd be forgiven for thinking that it had been spliced together from two different films. The author's latest book is little more than a rehash of the last three, splicing together the most memorable moments of each into a single narrative.
4. To cause two or more genetic samples to undergo recombination; to mix together the genes of two or more disparate things. A noun or pronoun can be used between "splice" and "together." The mad scientist was arrested for trying to splice humans and dolphins together. We've spliced together these different strains of tomato in order to create a breed that can withstand both intense high and low temperatures.
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splice something together

to connect things together, usually by twisting or tying a joint between the two. I spent over an hour splicing the two ends of the ropes together, and it didn't hold for even a minute. He carefully spliced together the two ropes.
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If you were to take both parts, chop them down and splice them together, you'd have the action film of the year.
I will then cut one inch off of a five-inch yellow feather at the same spot and splice them together. After making a few, I will then fletch half my arrows with a red feather with a yellow top, and the other half with a yellow feather with a red top.
Screenwriters Joshua Cordes and Liam O'Donnell unapologetically recycle entire scenes from other blockbusters and roughly splice them together to create a perfunctory narrative.
Actors gamely fling themselves into the melee and try not to stumble over the clunky dialogue while screenwriters Joshua Cordes and Liam O'Donnell unapologetically recycle entire scenes from other blockbusters and roughly splice them together to create a perfunctory narrative.
The screenwriters unapologetically recycle entire scenes from other blockbusters and splice them together to create a perfunctory narrative, which documents the extra-terrestrial invasion in Los Angeles.
Screenwriters recycle entire scenes from other blockbusters and splice them together to create a basic story which documents the extra-terrestrial invasion of Los Angeles.
Basically, what happens is that the hugely-talented Cut-Up Boys take hundreds of their favourite tunes, chop them into tiny pieces PICK OF THE and then splice them together to create one massivelylong new piece of music.
Our favourite is obviously the Onion, the brilliant satirical news site, but we've always got time for Pogo (a site housing classic games like Scrabble and Risk) and Movieclips (where you can watch clips from your favourite movies and splice them together).
For them a 'refreshment area squeezed in under a little sports centre on a slope' is 'nonsensical yet full of joyous, spontaneous energy'; as Suger and many others realized, the zone between nature and artifice has rich pickings for creativity, but as the further reaches of bio-technology show, it's jolly hard to splice them together.
It's much easier to use the old cord to guide a new one (you temporarily splice them together) and pull it through the intricate pathway of ladder lines, slats and headbox hardware than to thread a new cord inch by inch by itself through the labyrinth.