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Noun

wind up (sometimes wind-up)

  1. (UK) A humorous attempt to fool somebody, a practical joke in which the victim is encouraged to believe something untrue.

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wind up

  1. To end up; to arrive or result.
    I followed the signs, and I wound up getting nowhere.
  2. To conclude, complete, or finish.
    Even though he had bad news, he tried to wind up his speech on a positive note.
  3. To tighten by winding or twisting.
    Your pocket watch will run for a long time if you wind up the spring all the way.
  4. To excite.
    Try not to wind up the kids too much right before bedtime.
  5. (UK) To play a prank, to take the mickey or mock
    Twenty quid? Are you winding me up?
  6. To dissolve a partnership or corporation and liquidate its assets

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