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wind 1

a. Moving air, especially a natural and perceptible movement of air parallel to or along the ground.
b. A movement of air generated artificially, as by bellows or a fan.
a. The direction from which a movement of air comes: The wind is north-northwest.
b. A movement of air coming from one of the four cardinal points of the compass: the four winds.
3. Moving air carrying sound, an odor, or a scent.
a. Breath, especially normal or adequate breathing; respiration: had the wind knocked out of them.
b. Gas produced in the stomach or intestines during digestion; flatulence.
5. often winds Music
a. The brass and woodwinds sections of a band or orchestra.
b. Wind instruments or their players considered as a group.
c. Woodwinds.
a. Something that disrupts or destroys: the winds of war.
b. A tendency; a trend: the winds of change.
7. Information, especially of something concealed; intimation: Trouble will ensue if wind of this scandal gets out.
a. Speech or writing empty of meaning; verbiage: His remarks on the subject are nothing but wind.
b. Vain self-importance; pomposity: an expert who was full of wind even before becoming famous.
tr.v. wind·ed, wind·ing, winds
1. To expose to free movement of air; ventilate or dry.
a. To detect the smell of; catch a scent of.
b. To pursue by following a scent.
3. To cause to be out of or short of breath.
4. To afford a recovery of breath: stopped to wind and water the horses.
before the wind Nautical
In the same direction the wind is blowing.
close to/near the wind
1. Nautical As close as possible to the direction the wind is blowing from.
2. Close to danger.
down the wind
Nautical Downwind.
in the wind
Likely to occur; in the offing: Big changes are in the wind.
into the wind
Nautical In the same or nearly the same direction as the wind is blowing from.
off the wind Nautical
In a direction that is not as close as possible to the direction the wind is blowing from.
on the wind Nautical
Close to the wind.
take the wind out of (one's) sails
To rob of an advantage; deflate.
under the wind
1. Nautical To the leeward.
2. In a location protected from the wind.
up the wind Nautical

[Middle English, from Old English; see wē- in Indo-European roots.]

wind 2

v. wound (wound), wind·ing, winds
1. To wrap (something) around a center or another object once or repeatedly: wind string around a spool.
2. To wrap or encircle (an object) in a series of coils; entwine: wound her injured leg with a bandage; wound the waist of the gown with lace and ribbons.
a. To go along (a curving or twisting course): wind a path through the mountains.
b. To proceed on (one's way) with a curving or twisting course.
4. To introduce in a disguised or devious manner; insinuate: He wound a plea for money into his letter.
5. To turn (a crank, for example) in a series of circular motions.
a. To coil the spring of (a mechanism) by turning a stem or cord, for example: wind a watch.
b. To coil (thread, for example), as onto a spool or into a ball.
c. To remove or unwind (thread, for example), as from a spool: wound the line off the reel.
7. To lift or haul by means of a windlass or winch: Wind the pail to the top of the well.
1. To move in or have a curving or twisting course: a river winding through a valley.
a. To move in or have a spiral or circular course: a column of smoke winding into the sky.
b. To be coiled or spiraled: The vine wound about the trellis.
3. To be twisted or whorled into curved forms.
4. To proceed misleadingly or insidiously in discourse or conduct.
5. To become wound: a clock that winds with difficulty.
1. The act of winding.
2. A single turn, twist, or curve.
Phrasal Verbs:
wind down
1. To diminish or cause to diminish gradually in energy, intensity, or scope: The party wound down as guests began to leave.
2. To relax; unwind.
wind up
1. To come or bring to a finish; end: when the meeting wound up; wind up a project.
2. To put in order; settle: wound up her affairs before leaving the country.
3. To arrive in a place or situation after or because of a course of action: took a long walk and wound up at the edge of town; overspent and wound up in debt.
4. Baseball To swing back the arm and raise the foot in preparation for pitching the ball.

[Middle English winden, from Old English windan.]

wind 3

 (wīnd, wĭnd)
tr.v. wind·ed (wīn′dĭd, wĭn′-) or wound (wound), wind·ing, winds Music
1. To blow (a wind instrument).
2. To sound by blowing.

[From wind.]

wind′er n.
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wind up

vb (adverb)
1. to bring to or reach a conclusion: he wound up the proceedings.
2. (Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to tighten the spring of (a clockwork mechanism)
3. (tr; usually passive) informal to make nervous, tense, etc; excite: he was all wound up before the big fight.
4. (Textiles) (tr) to roll (thread, etc) into a ball
5. (Commerce) an informal word for liquidate2
6. (intr) informal to end up (in a specified state): you'll wind up without any teeth.
7. (tr; usually passive) to involve; entangle: they were wound up in three different scandals.
8. (tr) to hoist or haul up
9. (tr) slang Brit to tease (someone)
10. the act of concluding
11. the finish; end
12. slang Brit an act or instance of teasing: she just thinks it's a big wind-up.
having a mechanism powered by the manual tightening of a spring: a wind-up radio.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.wind up - finally be or do something; "He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart"; "he wound up being unemployed and living at home again"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
2.wind up - give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
swing - move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting; "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
3.wind up - stimulate sexuallywind up - stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
tempt - try to seduce
4.wind up - coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stemwind up - coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; "wind your watch"
tighten, fasten - make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"
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wind 2

1. To move or proceed on a repeatedly curving course:
2. To introduce gradually and slyly:
phrasal verb
wind up
To bring or come to a natural or proper end:
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يُدَوِّر زُنْبَرَك السّاعَه أو غَيْرهايَلُف خيطان الصّوف على شَكْل كُرَهيَنْهي، يُقْفِل
felgombolyítfelhúz/felbosszant vkit
ljúka viî, endatrekkjavinda upp
bitirmekkurmaksona erdirmekyumak/rulo haline getirmek

w>wind up

vt sep
bucketherauf- or hochholen; car windowhinaufkurbeln or -drehen
clock, mechanismaufziehen
(Brit fig inf) personaufziehen; to be wound up about something (fig)über etw (acc)or wegen einer Sache (gen)erregt sein
(= close, end) meeting, debate, speechbeschließen, zu Ende bringen; he wound up the arguments for the governmenter fasste die Argumente der Regierung(sseite) zusammen
companyauflösen; service, seriesauslaufen lassen; to wind up one’s affairsseine Angelegenheiten abwickeln
(inf: = end up) → enden; to wind up in hospital/Munichim Krankenhaus/in München landen; to wind up doing somethingam Ende etw tun; to wind up with nothingam Ende ohne etwas dastehen; he’ll wind up as directorer wird es noch bis zum Direktor bringen
(= conclude) to wind up for the governmentdie abschließende Rede für die Regierung halten; we sang a song to wind upabschließend or zum Schluss sangen wir noch ein Lied
(= proceed by twisting)sich hinaufwinden; (road)sich hinaufschlängeln
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(waind) past tense, past participle wound (waund) verb
1. to wrap round in coils. He wound the rope around his waist and began to climb.
2. to make into a ball or coil. to wind wool.
3. (of a road etc) to twist and turn. The road winds up the mountain.
4. to tighten the spring of (a clock, watch etc) by turning a knob, handle etc. I forgot to wind my watch.
ˈwinder noun
a lever or instrument for winding, on a clock or other mechanism.
ˈwinding adjective
full of bends etc. a winding road.
wind up
1. to turn, twist or coil; to make into a ball or coil. My ball of wool has unravelled – could you wind it up again?
2. to wind a clock, watch etc. She wound up the clock.
3. to end. 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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Lew, of Benfieldside Road, Shotley Bridge, explained: "There are three weights to wind up in the bell tower and the longer you leave it, the further down they are - and that can be quite strenuous.
"The instigation of the incident in Ashton Lane was a childish attempt to wind up Neil Lennon, which resulted in unfortunate consequences.