verb (used with object), wended or (Archaic) went; wending.
to pursue or direct (one's way).
verb (used without object), wended or (Archaic) went; wending.
to proceed or go.

before 900; Middle English wenden, Old English wendan; cognate with Dutch, German wenden, Gothic wandjan, causative of -windan to wind2

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wend (wɛnd)
to direct (one's course or way); travel: wend one's way home
[Old English wendan; related to Old High German wenten, Gothic wandjan; see wind²]

Wend (wɛnd)
See also Lusatia (esp in medieval European history) a Sorb; a member of the Slavonic people who inhabited the area between the Rivers Saale and Oder in the early Middle Ages and were conquered by Germanic invaders by the 12th century

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Word Origin & History

"to proceed on," O.E. wendan "to turn, go," from P.Gmc. *wandijanan (cf. O.S. wendian, O.N. venda, O.Fris. wenda, Du. wenden, Ger. wenden, Goth. wandjan "to turn"), causative of O.E. windan "to turn, twist" (see wind (v.)), from base *wand-, *wend- "turn." Surviving only in
to wend one's way, and in hijacked past tense form went.

member of a Slavic people of eastern Germany, 1614 (implied in Wendish), from Ger. Wende, from O.H.G. Winida, related to O.E. Winedas "Wends," ult. from Celt. *vindo- "white."
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Example sentences
Beeping fork-lift trucks wended their way up and down the line.
Tasty and beautiful, the drinks wended their way onto the hotel menu.
The amendment did not mollify them, and their lawsuit has wended through
  various procedural twists and turns for nearly a decade.
The case wended its way through the state courts, which upheld the suppression.
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