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♦♦winds, winding, winded(Pronounced [[t]wɪ̱nd[/t]] in wind 1, and [[t]wa͟ɪnd[/t]] in wind 2.)1) N-VAR A wind is a current of air that is moving across the earth's surface.
There was a strong wind blowing...
Then the wind dropped and the surface of the sea was still...
The leaves rustled in the wind...
During the night a gust of wind had blown the pot over.2) N-COUNT: N of n Journalists often refer to a trend or factor that influences events as a wind of a particular kind.
The winds of change are blowing across the country...
The world's entire aerospace industry is feeling the chill winds of recession.3) VERB If you are winded by something such as a blow, the air is suddenly knocked out of your lungs so that you have difficulty breathing for a short time.
[be V-ed] He was winded and shaken...
[V n] The cow stamped on his side, winding him.4) N-UNCOUNT Wind is the air that you sometimes swallow with food or drink, or gas that is produced in your intestines, which causes an uncomfortable feeling.5) VERB If you wind a baby, you hit its back gently in order to help it to release air from its stomach. [BRIT, INFORMAL]
[V n] If he cries when you put him down after a feed, try winding him.Syn:AM, use burp)6) ADJ: ADJ n The wind section of an orchestra or band is the group of people who produce musical sounds by blowing into their instruments.7) PHRASE: V inflects If someone breaks wind, they release gas from their intestines through their anus.8) PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n If you get wind of something, you hear about it, especially when someone else did not want you to know about it. [INFORMAL]
I don't want the public, and especially not the press, to get wind of it at this stage.9) PHRASE: v-link PHR If something is in the wind, it is likely to happen.
By the mid-1980s, change was in the wind again.10) PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n If something or someone puts the wind up you, they frighten or worry you. [BRIT, INFORMAL]
`I heard you had some funny phone calls.' - `Yeah, that's why yours rather put the wind up me.'Syn:11) PHRASE: V inflects If you sail close to the wind, you take a risk by doing or saying something that may get you into trouble.
Max warned her she was sailing dangerously close to the wind and risked prosecution.12) PHRASE: V inflects If something takes the wind out of your sails, it suddenly makes you much less confident in what you are doing or saying.Syn:13) PHRASE: V inflects, PHR after v If you realize or find out which way the wind is blowing or how the wind is blowing, you realize or find out what is likely to happen, for example whether something is likely to succeed.TURNING OR WRAPPING
He didn't like to make pronouncements before he was sure which way the wind was blowing.♦♦winds, winding, wound(Pronounced [[t]wɪ̱nd[/t]] in wind 1, and [[t]wa͟ɪnd[/t]] in wind 2.)1) VERB If a road, river, or line of people winds in a particular direction, it goes in that direction with a lot of bends or twists in it.
[V prep/adv] The Moselle winds through some 160 miles of tranquil countryside...
[V prep/adv] The road winds uphill...
[V way prep/adv] The convoy wound its way through the West Bank.
[V-ing] ...a narrow winding road.2) VERB When you wind something flexible around something else, you wrap it around it several times.
[V n prep/adv] The horse jumped forwards and round her, winding the rope round her waist.Syn:3) VERB When you wind a mechanical device, for example a watch or a clock, you turn a knob, key, or handle on it several times in order to make it operate.
[V n] I still hadn't wound my watch so I didn't know the time.Wind up means the same as wind.
V P n (not pron)I wound up the watch and listened to it tick... V n P Frances took the tiny music box from her trunk and wound it up.4) VERB To wind a tape or film back or forward means to make it move towards its starting or ending position.
[V n adv] The camcorder winds the tape back or forward at high speed.Phrasal Verbs:- wind up
English dictionary. 2008.