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wind up

verb

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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

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2 to come to an end
  • her speeches usually wind up with one last joke

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windup

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of windup (Entry 2 of 2)

the last part of a process or action
  • wait until the windup of your sales pitch before giving up any information about the product's price point

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“Wind up.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wind%20up. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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