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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 am.

    The UN has decided to wind down the peacekeeping mission.

  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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