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Adjective: windup  'wInd,úp
  1. Operated by a mechanism
    "windup toys"
Noun: windup  'wInd,úp
  1. A concluding action
    - completion, culmination, closing, mop up
Noun: wind-up  'wInd,úp
Usage: Brit, informal
  1. The act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
    "he ignored their wind-ups";
    - tease, teasing, ribbing, tantalization, tantalisation [Brit]
Verb: wind up  'wIn'dúp
  1. Finally be or do something
    "He winded up marrying his high school sweetheart";
    - finish up, land up, fetch up, end up, finish
     
  2. (baseball) give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching
     
  3. To evoke sexual feelings
    "This movie usually winds up the male audience";
    - arouse, sex, excite, turn on
     
  4. Coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem
    "wind up your watch";
    - wind[2]
     
  5. [Brit, informal] Deliberately provoke by mocking or poking fun, often in an aggressive manner
    - tease, razz [N. Amer, informal], rag, cod [Brit, informal], bait, taunt, twit [informal], rally, ride [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: winding up, wind-ups, winds up, windups

See also: mechanical

Type of: act, bemock, conclusion, ending, excite, fasten, harassment, mock, molestation, move, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir, swing, termination, tighten

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