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v. in·ter·laced, in·ter·lac·ing, in·ter·lac·es
1. To connect by or as if by lacing together; interweave.
2. To intersperse; intermix: interlaced the testimony with half-truths.
To intertwine: "As the earth thaws, numberless little streams are formed to overlap and interlace with one another" (Joyce Carol Oates).
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1. to join together (patterns, fingers, etc) by crossing, as if woven; intertwine
2. (tr) to mingle or blend in an intricate way
3. (usually foll by: with) to change the pattern of; diversify; intersperse: to interlace a speech with humour.
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in•ter•lace(ˌɪn tərˈleɪs, ˈɪn tərˌleɪs)
v. -laced, -lac•ing. v.i.
1. to cross one another as if woven together; intertwine: Their hands interlaced.v.t.
2. to unite or arrange (threads, strips, parts, etc.) so as to intercross one another, passing alternately over and under; intertwine.
3. to mingle; blend.
4. to diversify by intermingling: intersperse.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French]
in•ter•lac•ed•ly (ˌɪn tərˈleɪ sɪd li) adv.
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Past participle: interlaced
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|Verb||1.||interlace - spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts"|
twine - make by twisting together or intertwining; "twine a rope"
wattle - interlace to form wattle
splice - join by interweaving strands; "Splice the wires"
|2.||interlace - hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck"|
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vt threads etc → verflechten; (in cloth also) → verweben; cloth (with thread) → durchwirken; fingers → verschlingen; (fig) scenes, styles → verflechten
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