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"Why, Jaime, my sweet brother," he said,"You wound me. You know how much I love my family."

This sentence is extracted from the Game of Thrones. I have looked up the dictionary but still don't understand the verb meaning of "wind". Whether it means Jamie misunderstands Tyrion or Jamie make Tyrion confused? I think both of the two understandings state show a meaning of turning or twisting.

  • Google "wound". It's the number 1 verb definition. – Misneac Nov 16 '15 at 7:09
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    Wound: Injure (a person’s feelings): – user140086 Nov 16 '15 at 7:12
  • Perhaps the person speaking was a mechanical robot, and Jaime its brother turned the key in its back to set it going...so that Jaime did wind it up. But I doubt it. – tautophile Jun 20 '18 at 5:49
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In this context, wound is not the past tense of wind (as in to "wind up a clock", nor as in "the wind blows"). It is instead the verb form of the noun "wound", meaning an injury of some description.

To wound someone is to cause them a wound (injury). From the Macquarie dictionary - yes, I'm Australian but it's usually closer to "real" English than most US dictionaries :-) :

wound /wund/ ... noun an injury to an organism, usually one involving division of tissue ... verb to inflict a wound upon.

Also in the context of the quote (assuming you've read the books or seen the TV show), this wound has nothing to do with an actual physical injury, it's more of an emotional wound because Jaime Lannister said something hurtful to his brother.

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