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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wind  \Wind\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Wound}  (wound)  (rarely 
  {Winded});  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Winding}.]  [OE.  winden,  AS 
  windan;  akin  to  OS  windan,  D.  &  G.  winden,  OHG.  wintan, 
  Icel.  &  Sw  vinda,  Dan.  vinde,  Goth.  windan  (in  comp.).  Cf 
  {Wander},  {Wend}.] 
  1.  To  turn  completely,  or  with  repeated  turns;  especially,  to 
  turn  about  something  fixed;  to  cause  to  form  convolutions 
  about  anything  to  coil;  to  twine;  to  twist;  to  wreathe; 
  as  to  wind  thread  on  a  spool  or  into  a  ball. 
  Whether  to  wind  The  woodbine  round  this  arbor. 
  2.  To  entwist;  to  infold;  to  encircle. 
  Sleep,  and  I  will  wind  thee  in  arms.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  have  complete  control  over  to  turn  and  bend  at  one's 
  pleasure;  to  vary  or  alter  or  will  to  regulate;  to 
  govern.  ``To  turn  and  wind  a  fiery  Pegasus.''  --Shak. 
  In  his  terms  so  he  would  him  wind.  --Chaucer. 
  Gifts  blind  the  wise,  and  bribes  do  please  And  wind 
  all  other  witnesses.  --Herrick. 
  Were  our  legislature  vested  in  the  prince,  he  might 
  wind  and  turn  our  constitution  at  his  pleasure. 
  4.  To  introduce  by  insinuation;  to  insinuate. 
  You  have  contrived  .  .  .  to  wind  Yourself  into  a 
  power  tyrannical.  --Shak. 
  Little  arts  and  dexterities  they  have  to  wind  in 
  such  things  into  discourse.  --Gov.  of 
  5.  To  cover  or  surround  with  something  coiled  about  as  to 
  wind  a  rope  with  twine. 
  {To  wind  off},  to  unwind;  to  uncoil. 
  {To  wind  out},  to  extricate.  [Obs.]  --Clarendon. 
  {To  wind  up}. 
  a  To  coil  into  a  ball  or  small  compass,  as  a  skein  of 
  thread;  to  coil  completely. 
  b  To  bring  to  a  conclusion  or  settlement;  as  to  wind  up 
  one's  affairs;  to  wind  up  an  argument. 
  c  To  put  in  a  state  of  renewed  or  continued  motion,  as  a 
  clock,  a  watch,  etc.,  by  winding  the  spring,  or  that 
  which  carries  the  weight;  hence  to  prepare  for 
  continued  movement  or  action  to  put  in  order  anew. 
  ``Fate  seemed  to  wind  him  up  for  fourscore  years.'' 
  --Dryden.  ``Thus  they  wound  up  his  temper  to  a 
  pitch.''  --Atterbury. 
  d  To  tighten  (the  strings)  of  a  musical  instrument,  so 
  as  to  tune  it  ``Wind  up  the  slackened  strings  of  thy 
  lute.''  --Waller. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wind  \Wind\,  v.  t.  [From  {Wind},  moving  air,  but  confused  in 
  sense  and  in  conjugation  with  wind  to  turn.]  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Wound}  (wound),  R.  {Winded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Winding}.] 
  To  blow;  to  sound  by  blowing;  esp.,  to  sound  with  prolonged 
  and  mutually  involved  notes.  ``Hunters  who  wound  their 
  horns.''  --Pennant. 
  Ye  vigorous  swains,  while  youth  ferments  your  blood,  . 
  .  .  Wind  the  shrill  horn.  --Pope. 
  That  blast  was  winded  by  the  king.  --Sir  W. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wind  \Wind\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Winded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  expose  to  the  wind;  to  winnow;  to  ventilate. 
  2.  To  perceive  or  follow  by  the  scent;  to  scent;  to  nose;  as 
  the  hounds  winded  the  game. 
  a  To  drive  hard,  or  force  to  violent  exertion,  as  a 
  horse,  so  as  to  render  scant  of  wind;  to  put  out  of 
  b  To  rest,  as  a  horse,  in  order  to  allow  the  breath  to 
  be  recovered;  to  breathe. 
  {To  wind  a  ship}  (Naut.),  to  turn  it  end  for  end  so  that  the 
  wind  strikes  it  on  the  opposite  side 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  breathing  laboriously  or  convulsively  [syn:  {blown},  {gasping}, 
  {out  of  breath(p)},  {panting},  {pursy},  {short-winded}] 

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