wind in

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wind in

1. To draw someone or something toward oneself by reeling in a line. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wind" and "in." You'd better start winding in your lines so we can head in for shore. I kept the raft attached to the main boat with a rope so they could wind me in if I drifted too far away.
2. To wrap or encircle someone or something in something. A noun or pronoun is used between "wind" and "in." The spider wound the insect in webbing. The prophet's disciples wound him in cloth when he passed away and carried his body to the top of the holy mountain.
See also: wind

wind something in

to reel something in. She wound in the rope that was tied to the anchor. Liz wound in the cable that raised the awning.
See also: wind