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windup

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noun wind·up \ˈwīnd-ˌəp\

Definition of windup

  1. 1 a :  the act of bringing to an end b :  a concluding act or part :  finish

  2. 2 a :  a series of regular and distinctive motions (as swinging the arms) made by a pitcher preparatory to releasing a pitch b :  an exaggerated backswing (as in tennis)

Examples of windup in a sentence

  1. the windup of the negotiations

  2. He went into the windup, then threw the pitch.

  3. a pitcher with an unusual windup

  4. Her brother's act was just a wind-up to get her angry.

1665

First Known Use of windup

1665


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windup

adjective wind·up

Definition of windup

  1. :  operated by a spring mechanism wound by hand

Examples of windup in a sentence

  1. She has an old windup record player in her attic.

1784

First Known Use of windup

1784


WINDUP Defined for English Language Learners

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windup

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noun wind·up \ˈwīnd-ˌəp\

Definition of windup for English Language Learners

  • : the things that are done at the end of something (such as an event or process) : the final part of something

  • baseball : the movements that a pitcher makes before the ball is thrown

  • wind-up : something done or said in usually a joking way to make someone annoyed or upset


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windup

adjective wind·up

Definition of windup for English Language Learners

  • : having a motor that is given power when someone turns a handle


WINDUP Defined for Kids

windup

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noun wind·up \ˈwīnd-ˌəp\

Definition of windup for Students

  1. 1 :  the last part of something :  finish

  2. 2 :  a swing of a baseball pitcher's arm before the pitch is thrown



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