wind*/*/*/

[wɪnd] noun I
1) [C/U] a natural current of air that moves fast enough for you to feel it
A cold wind blew.[/ex]
During the night the wind picked up (= got stronger).[/ex]
The helicopter can't reach them until the wind drops (= becomes less strong).[/ex]
A large gust of wind swept his hat into the sea.[/ex]
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2) [singular] the air in your lungs
The heavy blow knocked the wind out of him.[/ex]
3) [U] British
gas produced in your stomach that makes you feel uncomfortable II
(past tense and past participle wound [waʊnd] ) verb
wind */[waɪnd]
1) [T] to wrap or twist something around something else
I put on my coat and wound a scarf round my neck.[/ex]
2) [I/T] to follow a course or path that curves or twists a lot
The River Nile winds through Sudan and Egypt.[/ex]
The bus wound its way up the mountain.[/ex]
3) [T] to make a video or a CASSETTE TAPE move forwards or backwards in a machine
I've wound it back to the beginning.[/ex]
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4) [T] British
to make the window of a vehicle move up or down
Wind down the window and let some air in.[/ex]
5) [T] if you wind a watch or clock, you make it operate by turning a part of it round and round
- wind down
- wind (sth) down
- wind up
- wind sb up
- wind sth up
III
verb [T]
wind [wɪnd]
1) to hit someone hard in the stomach, so that they have difficulty breathing
2) British
to help a baby to get rid of the gas in its stomach by rubbing its back

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