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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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Surgeons say they were able to restore hand and arm function by splicing together nerves in paralyzed patients (AFP/File / QUENTIN TYBERGHIEN / MANILA BULLETIN)
Ong also saluted the production team who spent many days and nights splicing together the submissions received from all corners of the world.
The fest's website similarly describes Torres' film as a 'hybrid,' splicing together 'an unfinished erotic drama by Celso Ad Castillo ...
The spliceosome is an immense and intricate molecular machine that catalyses the excision of introns from pre-mRNAs and splicing together of exons to produce mature mRNA.
Earlier this month, a report by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TE[pounds sterling]ByTAK) stated that the conversation was fabricated by splicing together syllables from Erdoy-an's speeches.
HERE'S another splicing together of the old and the new from the lens of Cardiff photographer Rahim Mastafa, using an old photograph of Cardiff and one from today, taken from exactly the same angle.
SPLICE (Film4, Tuesday, 9pm) CLIVE NICOLI and Elsa Kast are scientists who have devised a method of splicing together the DNA of different organisms.
Elsa and Clive are experts at splicing together genes of different species for research into new, life-saving medicines; but the line they dare not cross is to splice human genetic material into an experiment.
And, although his splicing together of disparate subjects with no narrative bridging can be jarring, it is usually successful.
These insights include: the two unique photon structures which are dark energy and dark matter; how construction of a double- quark unit between elements is the universal fusion mechanism splicing together lighter elements into heavier ones; how General Relativity Theory and Quantum Mechanics are reconciled; and how each of the forces (strong, weak, electromagnetic) is a minute fractional unit of the gravity force; among other ideas.
Even in the famous audition scene the footwork is accomplished but just doesn't carry the same impact as the oft-copied original (even though we know that was achieved by splicing together the moves of a breakdancer and gymnast).
Far more effective is "Photogenetic Drafts," 1991, a series of black-and-white composite portraits, each created by splicing together halves of two different negatives from the donated files of a Bavarian commercial photo studio.
One day he's splicing together a mutilated corpse, the next day he's picking up a Golden Lion.
Miss David said: "The splicing together of extracts from longer speeches appears to have completely distorted what the speakers were saying." But Channel 4 rebuffed Miss David's criticisms, saying the film had been widely recognised as an important piece of investigative journalism on an issue of critical national importance.
But Crown Prosecution Service reviewing lawyer Bethan David said: "The splicing together of extracts from longer speeches appears to have completely distorted what the speakers were saying."