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wind back

[for something, such as a road] to turn so that it heads in the direction from whence it came. The road we got lost on wound back and we were not able to reach the lake on time. When we were lost, we found a stream in the woods, but it wound back and did not lead us in the direction we wanted.
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wind back

v.
To set some clock or counter to an earlier reading: Don't forget to wind your clock back for standard time. When he sold the car, he wound back the odometer to make the car seem newer.
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It is too late for Lebanon to wind back the clock and adopt a genuine policy of noninterference [in Syria].
The Australian dollar slipped below parity with the greenback Monday and analysts tipped it could fall further as speculation mounts that the US could wind back its quantitative easing policy.
Warne said on Tuesday if you wind back the clock to the old days it was about going to a pub or locking yourselves in a room with a few beers in a relaxed environment and making it all informal.
We can't wind back the clock, but we can prevent another banking disaster.
To find out what is going on we have to wind back two weeks and we find the negotiator trying to convince a gang of kidnappers to release the family they are holding captive.
WALKING down Hurst St recently, I was blown by the wind back to The Urban Kitchen which opened in March 2010.
KEVIN PRENDERGAST, the elder statesman of Curragh trainers, will be attempting to wind back the years with Dunboyne Express today, 35 years on from achieving success in the Classic with Northern Treasure.
Now we want to know how it's going to get some wind back in the sails.
I wouldn't mind being adult-sized, my nose is a little bulbous, ears a little too sticky-out and goodness knows, who wouldn't love to be young again if we could wind back the clock?
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The Coming of Age: Life Begins At 60 series concludes with an edition of the show renowned for its ability to wind back the clock for women.
The Falcons will wind back up after this week's rest, beginning preparations in earnest for that Bristol trip on Friday, February 13.
The move is part of the bank's strategy to wind back its mortgage business.
Trying to get my wind back is the big thing," Perry said.
The congressional sanction has evidently put the wind back in the sails of administration lawyers, who, in simultaneous filings on November 13, both argued before the U.