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wind

verb
 
 
/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 unwindBending, twisting and curving
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?Watches and clocks
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.Bending, twisting and curvingRoutes and roads in general
(Definition of wind verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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