rewind

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From re- +‎ wind.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /riːˈwʌɪnd/
  • Hyphenation: re‧wind
  • Rhymes: -aɪnd

Verb[edit]

rewind (third-person singular simple present rewinds, present participle rewinding, simple past and past participle rewound)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To wind (something) again.
    • 2000, George RR Martin, A Storm of Swords, Bantam 2011, p. 535:
      A Myrish crossbowman poked his head out a different window, got off a bolt, and ducked down to rewind.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To wind (something) back, now especially of cassette or video tape; to go back on a video or audio recording.

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Noun[edit]

rewind (plural rewinds)

  1. The act of rewinding.
  2. A button or other mechanism for rewinding.
    I meant to pause the picture, but hit the rewind by mistake.

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