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wind up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wind up

  1. 1 to bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point <try to wind up the performance, as we're almost out of time> Synonyms close out, complete, conclude, end, finish, round (off or out), terminate, close, wrap upRelated Words climax, crown; consummate, perfect; halt, stop, suspendAntonyms begin, commence, inaugurate, open, start

  2. 2 to come to an end <her speeches usually wind up with one last joke> Synonyms break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, expire, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, cease, wink (out)Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind downNear Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms continue, hang on, persist




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