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 wound wound

noun

  • () an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)  ( lesion, wound )
    an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
  • () a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat  ( combat injury, injury, wound )
    a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
  • the act of inflicting a wound  ( wound, wounding )
    the act of inflicting a wound
  • a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride)  ( wound )
    a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride)
     he feared that mentioning it might reopen the wound
    he feared that mentioning it might reopen the wound
     deep in her breast lives the silent wound
    deep in her breast lives the silent wound
     The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound--that he will never get over it
    The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound--that he will never get over it
  • adj

  • put in a coil  ( wound )
    put in a coil
  • verb

  • () cause injuries or bodily harm to  ( wound, injure )
    cause injuries or bodily harm to
  • hurt the feelings of  ( bruise, injure, offend, spite, wound, hurt )
    hurt the feelings of
     She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests
    She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests
     This remark really bruised my ego
    This remark really bruised my ego


  •  wind wind

    noun

  • () air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure  ( air current, current of air, wind )
    air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
     trees bent under the fierce winds
    trees bent under the fierce winds
     when there is no wind, row
    when there is no wind, row
     the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
    the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • () breath  ( wind )
    breath
     the collision knocked the wind out of him
    the collision knocked the wind out of him
  • () a tendency or force that influences events  ( wind )
    a tendency or force that influences events
     the winds of change
    the winds of change
  • the act of winding or twisting  ( twist, wind, winding )
    the act of winding or twisting
     he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind
    he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind
  • a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus  ( breaking wind, fart, farting, wind, flatus )
    a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
  • a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by bellows or the human breath  ( wind, wind instrument )
    a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by bellows or the human breath
  • an indication of potential opportunity  ( confidential information, hint, lead, steer, wind, tip )
    an indication of potential opportunity
     he got a tip on the stock market
    he got a tip on the stock market
     a good lead for a job
    a good lead for a job
  • empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk  ( idle words, jazz, malarkey, malarky, nothingness, wind )
    empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
     that's a lot of wind
    that's a lot of wind
     don't give me any of that jazz
    don't give me any of that jazz
  • verb

  • () to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course  ( wander, weave, meander, thread, wind )
    to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
     the river winds through the hills
    the river winds through the hills
     the path meanders through the vineyards
    the path meanders through the vineyards
     sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body
    sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body
  • () arrange or or coil around  ( twine, roll, wind, wrap )
    arrange or or coil around
     roll your hair around your finger
    roll your hair around your finger
     Twine the thread around the spool
    Twine the thread around the spool
     She wrapped her arms around the child
    She wrapped her arms around the child
  • () extend in curves and turns  ( twist, curve, wind )
    extend in curves and turns
     The road winds around the lake
    The road winds around the lake
     the path twisted through the forest
    the path twisted through the forest
  • raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help  ( wind, hoist, lift )
    raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
     hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car
    hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car
  • form into a wreath  ( wind, wreathe )
    form into a wreath
  • coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem  ( wind, wind up )
    coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem
     wind your watch
    wind your watch
  • catch the scent of; get wind of  ( nose, scent, wind )
    catch the scent of; get wind of
     The dog nosed out the drugs
    The dog nosed out the drugs