(informal) (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.
to 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.
(British English, informal) to deliberately say or do something in order to annoy somebody Calm down! Can't you see he's only winding you up? That can't be true! You're winding me up. related noun wind-up
- 1to stop running a company, business, etc. and close it completely
- 2to make something such as the window of a car move upwards by turning a handle, pressing a button, etc. Are all the windows wound up?