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wind

verb  us   /wɑɪnd/ (past tense and past participle wound  /wɑʊnd/ )

wind verb (TWIST)

[I/T] to twist something around something else or turn something in a circle: [T] She wound the string around the spool. [I/T] To wind a mechanical device is to cause it to work by turning a key or handle.

wind verb (TURN)

[I always + adv/prep] (of a road, path, or river) to follow a route that turns repeatedly in different directions: The river winds through the valley.
winding
adjective  us   /ˈwɑɪn·dɪŋ/
a winding road
Translations of “wind”
in Arabic ريح…
in Korean 바람…
in Malaysian angin, nafas, kembung perut…
in French vent, souffle, gaz…
in Turkish rüzgâr, yel, hava…
in Italian vento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氣流, 風…
in Russian ветер, газы, метеоризм…
in Polish wiatr, wiatry…
in Vietnamese gió, hơi thở, sự đầy bụng…
in Spanish viento, aire, aliento…
in Portuguese vento…
in Thai ลม, ลมหายใจ, ลมในกะเพาะอาหาร…
in German der Wind, die Luft, die Blähung…
in Catalan vent…
in Japanese 風…
in Indonesian angin, napas, gas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 气流, 风…
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