splice together

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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The scouse singer used footage of fans and celeb pals performing in front of their own phones or cameras to splice together for her single.
Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) quickly figure out that the call is not only fake but it uses Hotch's reports from several years to splice together the call.
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Saleh, a freshman at the University of Tennessee, explained how certain words were particularly difficult, such as "lafreak" and "wiggle," for which he had to splice together two different words.
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In the coming version of Photoshop, users will be able to stack up a series of group shots against each other and quickly splice together the photos that contain each subject's most flattering facial expression.
From Figueiroa she inherited a respect for individuality, musicality, and an ability to splice together different kinds of movement.
Among numerous findings, Leech concludes that friction between strands in an admiralty splice prevents sawlike interstrand motions and holds the splice together.
Cells may remove and splice together different segments of RNA from the same gene, resulting in alternatively spliced gene products.
It is the plasticity of that medium which enabled Sonic Youth to transform their audience's noise into a piece of music, just as it enabled Schaeffer, the pioneer of musique concrete, to splice together the sounds of his "Cinq etudes de bruits" (Five studies of noises; 1948) and spurred the creation of the first electronic-music studio, in 1951, at West German Radio (WDR) in Cologne.
It was only after Jonathan had wiped off the last traces of make-up could the editing team splice together the comedy clips to finish the Scottish Mirror's latest commercials.