I UK [ˌriːˈwaɪnd] / US [ˌrɪˈwaɪnd] verb
Word forms "rewind":
present tense I/you/we/they rewind he/she/it rewinds present participle rewinding past tense rewound UK [ˌriːˈwaʊnd] / US [ˌrɪˈwaʊnd] past participle rewound
1) [intransitive/transitive] if you rewind a video or a tape, or if it rewinds, it goes backwards to the beginning or to an earlier place
2) [intransitive] informal to return to an earlier point in a conversation or activity

II UK [ˌriːˈwaɪnd] / US [ˌrɪˈwaɪnd] noun [singular/uncountable]
the button you use to rewind a video or a tape

Press rewind.

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