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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
  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.

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  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.

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  3. 3
    [transitive] British to roll the window of a vehicle up or down
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  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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