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From re- +‎ wind.



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, CD, DVD etc.; to go back on a video or audio recording.
  3. (figuratively) To go back or think back to a previous moment or place, or a previous point in a discourse.
    • December 12 2016, Editorial Team of the Chicago Tribune, Editorial: Trump, Putin and the risks of a reset
      To understand Russia, you have to dive deep into its history — boyars and czars, Pushkin and Pasternak, Stalin and Stalingrad. To understand the perils of underestimating Russia, you don't have to go back that far. Just rewind to 2001, when George W. Bush naively sized up Vladimir Putin as a leader he could work with, a conclusion Bush reached when he looked into the Russian leader's eyes and "found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy.



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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