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wind up

verb

Definition of wind up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to bring to a conclusion :  end

  3. 2 a :  to put in order for the purpose of bringing to an end <winds up the meeting> b British :  to effectuate the winding up of

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 a :  to come to a conclusion b :  to arrive in a place, situation, or condition at the end or as a result of a course of action <wound up as millionaires>

  6. 2 :  to make a pitching windup



Examples of wind up

  1. <try to wind up the performance, as we're almost out of time>

  2. <her speeches usually wind up with one last joke>



1583

First Known Use of wind up

1583



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