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(of a clock or watch) not wound or wound up.
- ‘In recent decades, though, especially sine the end of Soviet tyranny, the safe-haven idea has lost cogency like an unwound watch running down.’
- ‘I can think of no better reason not to give up, not to run down like an unwound clock.’
- ‘I don't know why I was saying ‘tick’ though - I can't stand things that tick, so all the mechanical clocks have been banished to an unwound exile.’
- ‘It may also happen when the unwound clock stops: sometimes the strike gear train cannot remain synchronized with the time marked by the hands.’
- past and past participle of unwind
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