- 1(of a person) to rest or relax after a period of activity or excitement synonym unwind
- 2(of a piece of machinery) to go slowly and then stop
- 1to bring a business, an activity, etc. to an end gradually over a period of time The government is winding down its nuclear programme. The department is being wound down after the election.
- 2to make something such as the window of a car move downwards by turning a handle, pressing a button, etc. Can I wind my window down?