The past simple and the past participle of wind
Conjugation of the verb wind:
Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':
Third Person Singular:
1. To turn a knob, key, or handle on a mechanical device several times to make it operate.
2. To move or travel in a way that is not straight, turning repeatedly in different directions.
Note: The pronunciation of the above senses is /waɪnd/. Not to be confused with 'wind' (pronounced /wɪnd/) which is spelled identically but is pronounced differently. The latter has regular past simple and past participle forms (winded, winded) and means 'to have difficulty breathing, usually as a result of falling on something or being hit.
1. Have you wound that old fashioned clock?
2. The picture of the river winding through the valley is breath-taking.
The irregular verbs in the table below have the same pattern as wind. They are:
- Verbs with the same past simple and past participle forms.
- Verbs like 'bend, bent, bent'.