wind up


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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contemplative of or relative to the past

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