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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wind upverb

    That ends, or is ended, of which there is no more, whether or not more was intended or needed; that is closed, completed, concluded, or finished which has come to an expected or appropriate end. A speech may be ended almost as soon as begun, because of the speaker's illness, or of tumult in the audience; in such a case, the speech is neither closed, completed, nor finished, nor, in the strict sense, concluded. An argument may be closed with nothing proved; when an argument is concluded all that is deemed necessary to prove the point has been stated. To finish is to do the last thing there is to do; as, "I have finished my course," 2 Tim. iv, 7. Finish has come to mean, not merely to complete in the essentials, but to perfect in all the minute details, as in the expression "to add the finishing touches." The enumeration is completed; the poem, the picture, the statue is finished. To terminate may be either to bring to an arbitrary or to an appropriate end; as, he terminated his remarks abruptly; the spire terminates in a cross. A thing stops that comes to rest from motion; or the motion stops or ceases when the object comes to rest; stop frequently signifies to bring or come to a sudden and decided cessation of motion, progress, or action of any kind. Compare DO; TRANSACT.

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    Synonyms:
    break off, cease, close, complete, conclude, desist, end, end, expire, finish, quit, stop, terminate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. finish up, land up, fetch up, end up, wind up, finishverb

    finally be or do something

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

    Synonyms:
    earth up, get through, turn on, clear up, end, finish up, finish, fetch up, eat up, polish off, terminate, wrap up, wind, mop up, arouse, finish off, cease, complete, sex, stop, land up, excite, end up

  2. wind upverb

    give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching

    Synonyms:
    end up, arouse, finish up, fetch up, turn on, wind, finish, sex, land up, excite

  3. arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind upverb

    stimulate sexually

    "This movie usually arouses the male audience"

    Synonyms:
    wind, trip out, kindle, charge, excite, end up, arouse, put forward, awake, trip, shake up, shake, come alive, get off, commove, energize, perk up, agitate, hinge on, enkindle, wake up, stir, wake, elicit, energise, finish, stimulate, fire, rouse, finish up, bring up, depend upon, conjure up, fetch up, ride, depend on, devolve on, land up, hinge upon, raise, waken, turn on, call down, provoke, call forth, invoke, charge up, awaken, brace, evoke, sex, conjure, switch on

  4. wind, wind upverb

    coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem

    "wind your watch"

    Synonyms:
    wrap, turn on, finish up, meander, finish, fetch up, arouse, wind, twist, excite, roll, wreathe, nose, wander, curve, lift, scent, thread, sex, weave, twine, land up, hoist, end up

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wind up

    Synonyms:
    wind into a ball

  2. wind up

    Synonyms:
    settle, close, close up

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How to use wind up in a sentence?

  1. Scott C. Holstad:

    The few who are ballsy enough to actually live wind up in madhouses, tortured by actuality. We all wind up in the same place anyhow … food for unseeing worms.

  2. Another NBA team official:

    The NBA is trying to have it both ways. They are taking this [coronavirus] seriously; they have from the jump. But they want the players to not feel too restricted by the rules. What you wind up doing, you create more confusion to a process that's already kind of confusing because everything changes so quickly when it comes to what you can do and what you can't.

  3. Stan Haithcock:

    The whole thing could wind up being a wash.

  4. Anthony Fauci:

    I think we should expect... that over the next couple of weeks, we are going to see an uptick in cases. And hopefully there is enough background immunity so that we don't wind up with a lot of hospitalizations.

  5. Warner Huh:

    For women between the age of 25 and 29, the HPV test does substantially increase the number of [follow-up tests], but it also detects more clinically meaningful precancer. There is a price to pay, but we do wind up finding more cancer.


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  • beschließen, auflösen, aufziehenGerman
  • τελειώσειGreek
  • dar cuerdaSpanish
  • innostaa, purkaa, vetää, päätyä, joutua, päättää, vedättää, lopettaaFinnish
  • opwindenDutch
  • robić w koniaPolish
  • pregar uma peça, animar, concluir, excitar, acabar, terminarPortuguese

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