[ verb ree-wahynd; noun ree-wahynd ]
/ verb riˈwaɪnd; noun ˈriˌwaɪnd /
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verb (used with or without object), re·wound or (Rare) re·wind·ed; re·wind·ing.
to wind again.
to wind back to or toward the beginning; reverse.
an act or instance of rewinding.
- a function of an audio or video recorder or player, as a cassette deck or DVR, that returns the audio or video incrementally to an earlier point.
- the button or other control that activates this reversing function.
a camera control or mechanism used to wind film back into a film cassette.
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How to use rewind in a sentence
If the rewind pace is faster, then that means the movie is shorter.The universe is 13.8 billion years old—here’s how we know|Charlie Wood|January 13, 2021|Popular-Science
Ruth marveled at the skill of the man who rewound the wet line on the pegs of the frame that held it.Ruth Fielding at Lighthouse Point|Alice B. Emerson
It checked the spool, which rewound swiftly and silently, and stopped itself when the rewinding was finished.The Old Die Rich|Horace Leonard Gold
The film must be rewound upon the reel in such a manner that when threaded, the emulsion side will face the lamp.
The film may be rewound with the pin remaining in position and cause very serious trouble.
When it was written, Ursula unwound the gray ball to a considerable depth, pinned the note on it, and rewound the yarn over it.The Golden Road|Lucy Maud Montgomery
British Dictionary definitions for rewind
verb (riːˈwaɪnd) -winds, -winding or -wound
(tr) to wind back, esp a film or tape onto the original reel
noun (ˈriːˌwaɪnd, riːˈwaɪnd)
the act of rewinding
Derived forms of rewindrewinder, noun
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