- 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.
- 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 see also long-winded
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//