twine around

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.
See also: around, twine
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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The arm Louisa had begun to twine around her neck, unbent itself.
Strong support As wisterias are not self-clinging, they will need something to twine around - so provide it with some decent support.
Or you can insert green florist sticks into the soil around the edge of the pot and wind green twine around them for any support your paperwhites need.
Continue to wrap the twine around the intersection.
Tie the string or twine around the neck of the jar and knot securely (ask an adult to help if you're not sure) to make a handle.
"It's an amazing mechanical device that loops the twine around the bundle of wheat, ties a knot and kicks out the bundle," one member says.
However, in many reports, they were found to twist and involve the adjacent fallopian tube and ovary or the cyst may twine around them [7, 9-18].
6 Tie a long length of kitchen twine around each trout to secure it.
Tie the twine around the twig-covered pot as if holding the twigs in place.
twine around a stretch wrapped load of canned goods to load on a semi
Knot lengths of twine around the branch, ( Country Living suggests, and hang it from a row of five or six ceiling hooks so the ornaments hang from the branch directly over the table.
With cross cuts for osso buco, tie a length of twine around each section to keep it compact.
Wrap twine around the jar, handwrite your message on a basic tag and secure it with a small wooden clothes peg or tie it on.