- 1 countable or uncountable (Meteorol) a wind came up around middaya cold wind was blowingalrededor del mediodía se levantó vientothere is not much wind todaysoplaba un viento fríoa gust of windhoy no hace or no hay mucho vientowinds light to moderateuna ráfaga de vientoagainst the windvientos suaves a moderadosto run before the wind (Nautical)contra el vientowe were playing into the wind (Sport)ir con el viento en popa or a favorlet's get out of the windestábamos jugando contra el vientoa wind of change was blowingrefugiémonos del vientoin the windnothing's been announced, but I reckon there's something in the windsoplaban vientos nuevosa change is in the windno han anunciado nada, pero a mí me parece que algo están tramandolike the windse viene un cambioto get the wind up (British English) [colloquial]como un bólido [colloquial]to get wind of somethingasustarsepegarse un susto [colloquial]to know/find out which way o how the wind is blowingllegar a saber algoolerse algo [colloquial]to put the wind up somebody (British English) [colloquial]saber/averiguar por dónde van los tiros [colloquial]to raise the wind (British English) [dated]asustar a alguienmeterle miedo a alguien [colloquial]to sail close to the windbe careful what you say, you're sailing very close to the windjuntar suficiente dinerothey don't act illegally, but they sail pretty close to the windcuidado con lo que dices, te estás por pasar de la rayain her documentaries she tends to sail rather close to the windlo que hacen no es ilegal, pero casito scatter something to the four windssus documentales suelen ser agresivamente polémicosour group was scattered to the four winds when the war camedesperdigar algoto take the wind out of somebody's sailsnuestro grupo se desperdigó cuando estalló la guerrait's an ill wind that blows nobody any gooddesinflar a alguien(before noun) (direction/speed/strength)wind energy/power wind pollinationdel vientopolinización (feminine) anemógamaExample sentences
- Strong winds blowing in the direction of the arrow keep air confined in the vortex.
- Strong winds blow a sandstorm through the camp when suddenly the sound of large artillery rounds is heard about 300 meters away.
- It is believed that they have picked up metals blown off the bombing range by the strong easterly winds that regularly blow across the island.
- 2 uncountable (in bowels)to have windgases (masculine plural)lentils give me windtener gasesto break windlas lentejas me dan or me producen gaseseliminar gases [euphemistic]Example sentences
- The fruit, its oils and the kernel were traditionally used to treat severe acid stomach, excess wind, fatigue after menstruation and the common cold.
- People with a predominance of phlegm are generally healthy, whereas those with predominance of bile or wind are always of indifferent health.
- These foods encourage the production of wind, and may aggravate colic.
- 3 uncountable (breath) to lose/recover one's windto get one's second wind (athlete/runner)perder/recobrar el alientoI get my second wind after the 11 o'clock breakrecobrar las energíasrecobro las energías or me siento renovado or cobro nuevas fuerzas después del descanso de las 11Example sentences
- Jackson repeated the chorus twice more before they all put down their instruments and left me with my wind knocked out.
- The wind was knocked out of her for the second time in five minutes.
- The wind was knocked out of her, and she lay gasping for breath.
- 4 uncountable (Music)the windlos instrumentos de vientoExample sentences
- A platform is rigged toward the back of the stage rising over the winds and brass sections for the vocalists.
- However, despite a balance that favors the orchestral winds, the sound is not bad at all.
- A jug band is essentially a string band with a wind section - harmonica, kazoos, and the jug, of course.
- 1(exertion)dejar sin aliento or resuello(blow)he's windedcortarle la respiración aestá or ha quedado sin aliento or resuello
- 1 1.1 (coil) the bandage had been wound too tightlyto wind somethingtenía la venda muy apretada
aroundo (especially British English) roundsomethingthe snake wound itself around the branchenroscar or enrollar algo alrededor dealgoto wind somethingla serpiente se enroscó alrededor de la rama on(to)somethingto wind something into a ballenroscar or enrollar algo enalgothe fisherman wound in the linehacer un ovillo con algoovillar algoto wind the film onel pescador fue cobrando sedalto wind the tape back(hacer) correr la películato wind the tape forwardrebobinar la cinta1.2 (wrap) See examples:to wind something/somebodyadelantar la cinta insomethingenvolver algo/a alguien enalgoExample sentences
- A blue mohair scarf was wound tightly round her neck, almost covering her face, and she pulled it away to speak.
- Cattle, we found, like the grass long, so that they can wind it round their tongues.
- Mr Wells had hooked a large flatfish which he thought was a skate, but it turned out to be a stingray and it wound its tail round his arm and stuck a four-inch spike into him.
- 2 2.1 (turn)(handle)to wind a clock/watchhacer girardarle vueltas a2.2 (hoist, pull) the nets had to be wound in by handdarle cuerda a un relojhubo que recoger las redes a manoExample sentences
- These devices are usually quite large; assembled from coils wound onto magnetic cores.
- I even wound a 10-foot length of parachute cord around my hiking staff.
- I also wound the two long power cables around the length of the printer cable and secured them with a fair number cable ties.
- This is the compartment located in the fo'c's'le below and behind the anchor winch, into which the anchor chains are wound.
- If you wind the key enough, he'll go.
- You make a sandwich of the printing plate and the paper and some sort of pad on top of the paper, put it in the press and wind a handle to screw down the top plate of the press.
- This photo shows the flip out handle, which once wound for thirty seconds, produces full room sound for thirty minutes.
- 2also: winding present participlewe followed them through the winding streetslos seguimos por el laberinto de callesExample sentences
- They then approach along a path that winds among lush landscaping, keeping the porch's clean, strong lines always in sight.
- The garden itself was just a path that wound among clusters of aspen trees along the flank of a grassy foothill.
- The path was endless, constantly winding downward in a spiral.
- 1 (turn) See examples: I gave my watch a windgive the handle a windle di cuerda a mi relojdale vuelta a la manivela
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (window) (Cars)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (tighten spring of)
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