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Wind, vb. (impf. and partic. wound) 1) trans. a) to turn to this or that direction: “to turn and w. a fiery Pegasus,” H4A IV, 1, 109.
b) to turn round a fixed centre, to twist: “you have wound a goodly clew,” All's I, 3, 188. With up, 1) used of ensigns, == to furl or roll together: John V, 2, 73. V, 5, 7. of a watch, == to put in a state of motion by turning the spring round its pin: “he is --ing up the watch of his wit,” Tp. II, 1, 12. Tw. II, 5, 66. metaphorically: “the charm's wound up,” Mcb. I, 3, 37. “the untuned and jarring senses, O, w. up of this child-changed father,” Lr. IV, 7, 16. 2) to bring round, to consummate, to pass: “--ing up days with toil and nights with sleep,” H5 IV, 1, 296.
c) to entwist, to infold, to encircle: “all wound with adders,” Tp. II, 2, 13. “I will w. thee in mine arms,” Mids. IV, 1, 45. this hand, fast wound about thy hair, H6C V, I, 54.
2) intr. a) to change one's direction, to turn: “w. away, be gone, I say,” As III, 3, 104. “a creature that I teach to fight, to w., to stop, to run directly on,” Caes. IV, 1, 32.
b) to have flexures or to move in flexures: “a --ing maze,” Lucr. 1151. “thin --ing breath,” Lucr. 1151 “--ing nooks,” Gent. II, 7, 31. it (the river) “shall not w.” H4A III, 1, 104. Metaphorically, == to fetch a compass, to make an indirect advance: “spend but time to w. about my love with circumstance,” Merch. I, 1, 154. “seek him out, w. me into him,” Lr. I, 2, 106 (me dat. ethicus). With an accus. denoting an effect: “to w. yourself into a power tyrannical,” Cor. III, 3, 64.
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