Meaning of “wind” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /waɪnd/ (past tense and past participle wound)
wind sth around/round, etc sth

B2 to turn or twist something long and thin around something else several times:

She wound the rope around the tree.
→ Opposite unwind
wind (up) a clock/toy/watch, etc

to make a clock/toy/watch, etc work by turning a small handle or button several times:

Did you remember to wind the alarm clock?
wind along/down/through, etc

B2 If a river, road, etc winds somewhere, it bends a lot and is not straight:

The path winds along the edge of the bay.

(Definition of “wind verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)