wind up

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

wind up

verb

Definition of WIND UP

transitive verb
1
:  to bring to a conclusion :  end
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
intransitive verb
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>
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>

First Known Use of WIND UP

1583

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