wind up

verb

Definition of wind up

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

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

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1a :  to come to a conclusionb :  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

First Known Use of wind up

1583


Law Dictionary

wind up

transitive verb

Legal Definition of wind up

wound up

winding 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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