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wind up

verb

1 wind up

Finally be or do something.

synonyms: end up, fetch up, finish, finish up, land up.

Roget 673: prepare; get ready, make ready; make preparations, settle preliminaries, get up, sound the note of preparation.    set in order, put in order etc. (arrange) 60; forecast ... show more

Roget 729: effect, effectuate; accomplish, achieve, compass, consummate, hammer out; bring to maturity, bring to perfection; perfect, complete; elaborate.    do, execute, ... show more

Roget 159: be strong etc. adj., be stronger; overmatch.    render strong etc. adj.; give strength etc. n.; strengthen, invigorate, brace, ... show more

Dutch: belanden, terechtkomen



2 wind up

Give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching.

3 wind up

Stimulate sexually.

synonyms: arouse, excite, sex, turn on.

Roget 171: give energy etc. n.; energize, stimulate, kindle, excite, exert; sharpen, intensify; inflame etc. (render violent) 173; ... show more

Dutch: opwekken, opwinden

4 wind up

Coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem.

synonym: wind.


Moby thesaurus: abort, button up, cap, carry to completion, cease, charge, clean up, climax, close, close out, close up, cock, complete, conclude, crown, culminate, determine, do, end, finalize ... show more.

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