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I/you/we/theywind up
he/she/itwinds up
present participlewinding up
past tensewound up
past participlewound up
  1. 1
    [transitive] to end something

    I'd like to wind up the meeting soon.

    1. a.
      British to close a business

      The firm was later wound up with debts of £104,000.

  2. 3
    [transitive] British informal to trick someone by telling them something that is not true

    At first I thought they were winding me up.

  3. 4
    [transitive] informal to make someone angry or upset

    Please don't wind him up – he causes me enough trouble.

  4. 5
    [transitive] same as wind3 (sense 4)
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