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present tense
I/you/we/theywind down
he/she/itwinds down
present participlewinding down
past tensewound down
past participlewound down

Related meanings

  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to end, or to finish something gradually

    The party started to wind down around 2.00 am.

    The UN 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.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive] to relax after a period of excitement or worry

    Will you be winding down a bit by then?

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