wind2 - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlewinding
past tensewound
past participlewound
  1. 1
    [transitive] to wrap or twist something around itself or around something else

    The wool was tightly wound into a small ball.

    wind something round something:

    I put on my coat and wound a scarf round my neck.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to follow a course or path that curves or twists a lot

    The road winds gradually upwards towards the ski lodge.

    wind along:

    The path wound along the riverside.

    wind through:

    We wound through the narrow streets of the village.

    wind your way:

    The bus wound its way up the mountain.

  3. 3
    [transitive] British to make the window of a vehicle move up or down
    wind down/up:

    He stopped next to her and wound down his window.

  4. 4



    wind up

    [transitive] if you wind or wind up a watch or a clock, you make it operate by turning a part of it around and around

    I forgot to wind my watch. What time is it?

phrasal verbs