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Definition 1: finally be or do something - [verb of change]

Samples where wind up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart
  • he wound up being unemployed and living at home again

Synonyms for wind up in the sense of this definition

(wind up is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Definition 2: coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem - [verb of contact]

Samples where wind up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wind your watch

Synonyms for wind up in the sense of this definition

(wind up is a kind of ...) make tight or tighter

"Tighten the wire"

(... is a kind of wind up ) wind (up) again

"the mechanical watch needs rewinding every day"

(wind up implies ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

Definition 3: stimulate sexually - [verb of emotion]

Samples where wind up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This movie usually arouses the male audience

Synonyms for wind up in the sense of this definition

(wind up is a kind of ...) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

"These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

(... is a kind of wind up ) try to seduce

Definition 4: give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching - [verb of motion]

(wind up is a kind of ...) move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting

"He swung his left fist" "swing a bat"

(wind up belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

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