wound ~ wound
[different pronunciation: the first ‘wound’, which is the past and past participle form of the verb word ‘wind’, rhymes with “round”; and in the second ‘wound’ the ‘ou’ sound rhymes with the ‘oo’ sound in “boot” or “loot”]
“Wound” is the past and past participle form of the verb word ‘wind’ ~~~ wind – wound – wound, which means ‘to turn or twist something around something again and again; to turn a handle or key of a machine around several times to make it work or start; (of a long road, river, snake, etc,) having or taking several smooth turns and/or having several bends on its way; (of a tape, cassette, CD) move back or front quickly’,
In olden days people wound their watches and clocks regularly.
The road wound around the hill for about twenty five kilometres.
We cruised along the river which wound its way down to the sea.
He wound down the car window to talk to his friend waiting to cross the road.
“Wound”, as a noun, is ‘a large cut or hole made in the body of a person or animal, usually made by a knife, arrow or a bullet;(of mind and feelings) of emotional feeling of a person that is hurt because somebody has insulted them or does something that has disturbed them, or they must have seen or experienced something very disturbing or frightening’; as a verb ~~~~ wound — wounded — wounded (used mostly in its passive voice form), it is ‘to make a cut or hole in somebody with a weapon, such as knife, gun or arrow or even a hard or sharp thing; to make someone feel upset, worried, insulted or unhappy by saying or doing something bad’,
Several of the rioters were taken to the nearby hospitals with gunshot wounds.
The stab wounds take longer to heal.
In road accidents, most people die of head wounds.
In the fight he suffered two wounds to his chest.
The terrorist blasts left several people with deep emotional wounds.
The hunter could only wound the deer; not kill it.
She was deeply wounded by the way he treated her before her friends.
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