Definition of wind up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

wind up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

wind up

(informal)
 
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(of a person) to find yourself in a particular place or situation I always said he would wind up in prison. wind up doing something We eventually wound up staying in a little hotel a few miles from town. + adj. If you take risks like that you'll wind up dead.

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  1. 1to bring something such as a speech or meeting to an end The speaker was just winding up when the door was flung open. If we all agree, let's wind up the discussion.
  2. 2to make something such as the window of a car move upward by turning a handle, pressing a button, etc. Are all the windows wound up?