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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 in a sentence

  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


Law Dictionary

wind up

transitive verb

Legal Definition of wind up

wound upwinding up

  1. :  to bring to an end by taking care of unfinished business <ordered to wind up his practice>; specifically :  to conclude by removing liabilities and distributing any remaining assets to partners or shareholders <wind up the business and affairs of a corporation in dissolution> <wind up a receivership>





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