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wind

verb /waind/ ( past tense, past participle wound /waund/)
to wrap round in coils
enrollar
He wound the rope around his waist and began to climb.
to make into a ball or coil
enrollar, ovillar
She wound the wool into a ball.
(of a road etc) to twist and turn
serpentear, zizaguear
The road winds up the mountain.
to tighten the spring of (a clock, watch etc ) by turning a knob, handle etc
dar cuerda
I forgot to wind my watch.
winder noun a lever or instrument for winding, on a clock or other mechanism.
cuerda
winding adjective full of bends etc
tortuoso
a winding road.
wind up phrasal verb to turn, twist or coil; to make into a ball or coil
enrollar
My ball of wool has unravelled – could you wind it up again?
to wind a clock, watch etc
dar cuerda
She wound up the clock.
to end
acabar
I think it’s time to wind the meeting up.
be/get wound up to be, or get, in a very excited or anxious state
poner nervioso
He got really wound up when he couldn’t find his keys.
(Definition of wind from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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