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Meaning of WIND UP

Pronunciation:  'wIn'dup

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  be in a certain state as a result of some action or event; "He wound up being unemployed and living at home again"
  2. [v]  finally be or do something, as in"He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart"
  3. [v]  stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
  4. [v]  coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; "wind your watch"
  5. [v]  give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching, as in baseball
 Synonyms: arouse, end up, excite, fetch up, finish up, land up, sex, turn on, wind
 See Also: act, cease, end, fasten, finish, move, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir, stop, swing, tempt, terminate, tighten, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Wind"-up`\, n.
Act of winding up, or closing; a concluding act or part; the