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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theywind down
he/she/itwinds down
present participlewinding down
past tensewound down
past participlewound down

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to end, or to finish something gradually
    The party started to wind down around 2:00 a.m.
    The U.N. has decided to wind down the peacekeeping mission.
    1. a.
      to gradually reduce work before stopping completely
      The factory will wind down production before closing next year.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to relax after a period of excitement or worry
    Will you be winding down a little by then?
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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