wind up


wind up
verb
1. finally be or do something (Freq. 4)
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He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart

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he wound up being unemployed and living at home again

Syn: ↑finish up, ↑land up, ↑fetch up, ↑end up, ↑finish
Derivationally related forms: ↑windup
Hypernyms: ↑act, ↑move
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s VERB-ing

2. give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching (Freq. 1)
Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game
Hypernyms: ↑swing
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

3. stimulate sexually (Freq. 1)
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This movie usually arouses the male audience

Syn: ↑arouse, ↑sex, ↑excite, ↑turn on
Derivationally related forms: ↑turn-on (for: ↑turn on), ↑sex (for: ↑sex)
Hypernyms: ↑stimulate, ↑shake, ↑shake up, ↑excite, ↑stir
Hyponyms: ↑tempt
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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The performance is likely to wind up Sue

4. coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem
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wind your watch

Syn: ↑wind
Derivationally related forms: ↑wind (for: ↑wind), ↑winder (for: ↑wind)
Hypernyms: ↑tighten, ↑fasten
Entailment: ↑turn
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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