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winding

adjective

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1 marked by a long series of irregular curves
  • a long and winding path through the woods

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2 turning around an axis like the thread of a screw
  • a winding staircase leads to the top of the lighthouse

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winding

noun

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winding

verb
present participle of wind

Synonyms & Antonyms of winding (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to follow a circular or spiral course
  • flowering vines wind around the porch's graceful columns

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2 to introduce in a gradual, secret, or clever way
  • self-interest winds itself into everything that he does—even his alleged favors for other people

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The first known use of winding was before the 12th century

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“Winding.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/winding. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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