Wind up - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwaɪnd ʌp|  American pronunciation of the word wind up
Brit.  |ˈwʌɪndʌp|  British pronunciation of the word wind up


- finally be or do something (syn: finish)
- give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching
- stimulate sexually (syn: arouse, excite, sex)
- coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem (syn: wind)


I'm afraid he's wound up.

I think it's time to wind up this meeting.

...try to wind up the performance, as we're almost out of time...

...her speeches usually wind up with one last joke...

Can you think of a good joke I can use to wind up my speech?

The threat of legal action will be enough to put the wind up them.

OK, just to wind up, could I summarize what we've decided?

You know you're going to wind up in court over this.

another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy

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