Definition of wind verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

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     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//wɪnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪnd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wind
    BrE BrE//wɪnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪnd//
     
    he / she / it winds
    BrE BrE//wɪndz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪndz//
     
    past simple winded
    BrE BrE//ˈwɪndɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪndɪd//
     
    past participle winded
    BrE BrE//ˈwɪndɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪndɪd//
     
    -ing form winding
    BrE BrE//ˈwɪndɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪndɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[usually passive] wind somebody to make somebody unable to breathe easily for a short time He was momentarily winded by the blow to his stomach.
  2. 2wind somebody (British English) to gently hit or rub a baby’s back to make it burp (= release gas from its stomach through its mouth) synonym burp
  3. see also long-winded
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wind