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wind2

wind2

 
pronunciation:
waInd
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
wind down, wind up
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: winds, winding, wound
definition 1: to follow or constitute a bending or turning course.
The trail wound through the woods.
synonyms:
coil, curve, meander, snake, twine, zigzag
similar words:
bend, convolute, corkscrew, loop, ring, turn, twist
definition 2: to have a spiral or circular course.
a staircase that winds through three stories
synonyms:
circle, spiral
similar words:
coil, corkscrew, curl, ring, twist
definition 3: to coil or spiral around a thing.
synonyms:
circle, coil, spiral, twist
similar words:
climb, curl, lap, ring, roll, twine, wrap
definition 4: to become wound.
a music box that winds easily
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to encircle or wrap.
He wound the wire around the pole.
synonyms:
twist, wrap
similar words:
encircle, fold, loop, roll, twirl
definition 2: to make into a ball or put onto a spool; roll.
She wound the yarn.
synonyms:
ball, roll
similar words:
spool
definition 3: to rotate through a series of circular or twisting motions.
He wound the crank.
synonyms:
rotate, turn
similar words:
crank, grind
definition 4: to make work by coiling or tightening the spring of.
Every night he wound the clock.
definition 5: to gain access to in a misleading or underhanded way.
She wound her way into his affections.
synonyms:
insinuate
similar words:
finagle, sneak, weasel
phrase: wind down
phrase: wind up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of winding.
synonyms:
turn, twist
similar words:
rotation
definition 2: a single turn, twist, or rotation.
Give it one more wind.
synonyms:
rotation, turn, twist
Homophone Note
The words wind2 and whined (past tense of "whine") sound alike but have different meanings.