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wind around

1. Of a path, trail, road, etc., to twist or turn in a circuitous or spiraling manner (along something). I thought I was going to get sick from the way the mountain road kept winding around. The trail winds around the side of the mountain, and it ends up at the bottom of a beautiful ravine.
2. To move or travel in a circuitous or indirect path so as to bypass or avoid someone or something. The swamp is too treacherous to go through, so we'll have to wind around it. He wound furtively around the police officers who were stationed at the intersection.
3. To twist, wrap, or coil around someone or something. Black smoke wound around the tower as the fire spread through its lower levels. The huge anaconda began winding around Tom, slowly squeezing the life out of him.
4. To twist, wrap, or coil something around someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "wind" and "around." He wound the cable around his arm and pulled as hard as he could. The plant winds its vines around the branches of the tallest trees to reach the sunshine above the canopy of the jungle.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

wind something around something

to twist or coil something around something. Wind this cloth around your hand to stop the bleeding. Wind the string around this stick so it won't get all tangled up.
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wind around someone or something

to twist or coil around someone or something. The python wound around the rabbit, suffocating it. The vines wound around the gatepost.
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wind around

[for something, such as a road] to make a turn or turns around. The road wound around and ended up at the lake. The path wound around and came to a stop at the cabin door.
See also: around, wind
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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