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verb wind pronunciation in American English /waɪnd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theywind
he/she/itwinds
present participlewinding
past tensewound
past participlewound
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to wrap or twist something around itself or around something else
    The yarn was tightly wound into a small ball.
    wind something around something: I put on my coat and wound a scarf around my neck.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to follow a course or path that curves or twists a lot
    The road winds gradually upward toward the ski lodge.
    wind along: The path wound along the riverside.
    wind your way: The bus wound its way up the mountain.
    wind through: We wound through the narrow streets of the village.
  3. 3
    [transitive] British to roll the window of a vehicle up or down
  4. 4

    wind

    or

    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?

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