To rewind something is to go back and watch or listen to it again from the beginning. Sometimes people rewind their life, replaying the same events over and over again.

  • She rewound the tape and watched it again.

  • The rewinding button on the VCR was accidentally pushed.

Definition of rewinding


To wind (something) again.


To wind (something) back, now especially of cassette or video tape, CD, DVD etc.; to go back on a video or audio recording.


To go back or think back to a previous moment or place, or a previous point in a discourse.


The act or process by which something is rewound.


A set of replacement coils on an electric motor or other device that uses wound wires to generate a magnetic field.

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