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wind

verb uk   us   /waɪnd/ (wound, wound)

wind verb (TURN)

[I or T, usually + adv/prep] to turn or cause something to turn: She wound the handle but nothing happened. Once she'd got into the car, she wound the window down/up (= caused it to open/close by turning a handle).UK Does this camera wind on (= does the film in it move forward) automatically? That noise you can hear is the tape winding back.
See also
[T] (also wind up) If you wind (up) a clock or watch, you cause it to work by turning a key, handle, or other device.B2 [I usually + adv/prep] If a road, path, or river winds, it follows a route that turns repeatedly in different directions: The river winds through the valley.

wind verb (WRAP AROUND)

B2 [T usually + adv/prep] to wrap something around an object several times or twist it repeatedly around itself: She wound a scarf around her neck. He wound the string into a ball. He wound a small bandage round her finger.
winding
adjective uk   us   /ˈwaɪn.dɪŋ/
B2 A winding path, road, river, etc. repeatedly turns in different directions: There's a very long, winding path leading up to the house.
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…
(Definition of wind verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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