There are 2 main translations of wind in Italian:

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wind 1

British English: /wɪnd/
American English: /wɪnd/


  • 6 (Music)the wind(s)
    i fiati

transitive verb

  • 1 (make breathless)
    (blow, punch)
    togliere il fiato, mozzare il fiato
    (climb, exertion)
    lasciare senza fiato
  • 2
    far fare il ruttino a


to get wind of

avere sentore di o fiutare

to get the wind up


to put the wind up somebody

fare prendere una strizza a qualcuno

to go, run like the wind

it's (like) pissing o

[informal] o

whistling in the wind

to see which way the wind blows

fiutare il vento o sentire che aria tira

you'll be stuck like that if the wind changes!

(to child pulling faces)
= se non fai attenzione rimarrai con quella faccia!

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wind 2
British English: /wʌɪnd/
American English: /waɪnd/


transitive verb pass., p.pass. wound

  • 1 (coil up)
    (hair, rope, string, tape, wire) on onto su round intorno a
    he wound a scarf round his neck
    si avvolse una sciarpa attorno al collo
    she wound her arms around him
    lo cinse con le braccia o lo strinse fra le braccia
    to wind wool
  • 2 (set in motion)
    also: wind up
    (watch, clock, toy)
  • 4 (move sinuously) See examples:to wind one's o its way
    (road, river)

intransitive verb pass., p.pass. wound

Phrasal verbs

wind back:

wind back [something], wind [something] back

wind down:

1 wind down 1.1 (end)
cessare progressivamente l'attività
ridursi, diminuire
(person) (relax)
distendersi, rilassarsi
2 wind down [something], wind [something] down 2.1 (open)
(car window)
2.2 (prepare for closure)
fare cessare progressivamente l'attività di
the business is being wound down
l'attività sta per essere chiusa

wind in:

wind in [something], wind [something] in
(cable, line)

wind off:

wind off [something], wind [something] off
(thread, rope)

wind on:

1 wind on 2 wind on [something], wind [something] on
(thread, rope)

wind up:

1 wind up 1.1 (finish)
concludersi, terminare
with con
1.2 [informal] (end up)
andare a finire
we wound up at Louise's house, sleeping in a barn
ci ritrovammo a casa di Luisa, finimmo col dormire in un granaio
the car wound up in the ditch
l'auto finì nel fosso
she wound up as a dancer in Tokyo
si ritrovò a fare la ballerina a Tokyo
2 wind up [something], wind [something] up 2.1 (terminate)
(account, club)
(campaign, debate, project, tour)
(Law) (estate)
2.2 (cause to move)
(clock, watch, toy)
(car window)
3 wind [somebody] up, wind up [somebody] 3.1 (tease)
prendere in giro
3.2 (annoy, make tense) to be wound up about something
essere infastidito da qualcosa

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