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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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WASHINGTON -- A Republican lawmaker said Sunday that he is concerned about President Donald Trump's sharing of a heavily edited video that spliced together several verbal pauses by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat.
Past Pop Dungeons have seen music by the likes of David Bowie, Britney Spears, Missy Elliott and Black Sabbath spliced together into an irresistible evening of pop majesty.
Past Pop Dungeons have seen music by the likes of David Bowie, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Prince, En Vogue, Rage Against The Machine, Missy Elliott and Black Sabbath spliced together into an irresistible evening of pop majesty.
This is likely to explain why replies from Siri are often amusing and sound like multiple recordings spliced together.
The most dramatic of the latter was Meandering lines, searching rivers, 2017, a kind of drawing, around twenty-nine feet long and ten feet high, spliced together from curving lengths of polished walnut.
Moira Dela Torre spliced together some of the cutest and sweetest clips she had with fiance Jason Hernandez to give him a heartfelt birthday greeting.
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The community, called deepfakes, contained spliced together content to create photo-realistic images and videos of celebrities and other people appearing in pornographic scenes.
Bird's-eye views of Oakland and official statistics are spliced together with instant messages, social media posts and other primary sources.
Celebrity mates like the 90s supermodels from the Too Funky video, Elton John, Tracey Emin and a sweary Liam Gallagher pay respects over a montage of archive footage, spliced together with George's own words, but no recent images.
Wallpaper from the 1920s, Picasso's Femmes 'e0 Leur Toilette, surrealism, Palm Beach, sofas from the 1980s, brocades and foulards, diamonds and cocktails " they were all in there, spliced together with an enticing lightness of tone and ease of movement.
After reviewing the basic physics of optical fibers, the technical handbook introduces fiber lasers made from a series of specially designed optical fibers spliced together with a series of fiber-based components, and describes fabrication techniques, fiber efficiency and beam quality measurements, fiber Bragg gratings, and erbium-doped fiber amplifiers.
Smaller and narrower pieces are spliced together to make a full sheet, but that's currently being done at other mills.
Feast of Friends and its encore, each approximately 40 minutes long, display an assortment of (mostly color) film clips of The Doors which have been spliced together to create these first two offerings.
The shaky, handheld footage is conveniently spliced together with shots from the teenagers phones in a police evidence tape.