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twine around (someone or something)

1. To encircle, wrap, or coil around someone or something. Black smoke twined around the tower as the fire spread through its lower levels. The huge anaconda twined around Tom, squeezing the life out of him.
2. To wrap or coil something around someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "twine" and "around." He twined the cable around his arm and pulled as hard as he could. The plant twines its vines around the branches of the tallest trees to reach the sunshine above the canopy of the jungle.
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twine around something

to weave or coil around something. The snake twined around the branch. As the vine grew, it twined around the lamppost.
See also: around, twine
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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