- a. The act of bringing something to an end.b. A concluding part; a conclusion.
- Baseball The series of movements of a pitcher, including the swinging back of the arm and the raising of the forward foot, preparatory to pitching the ball. A wind-up is usually used when there are no base runners or when the bases are loaded.
Operated by a spring that is wound up by hand.
(plural wind ups)
(third-person singular simple present winds up, present participle winding up, simple past and past participle wound up)
- To end up; to arrive or result.
- I followed the signs, and I wound up getting nowhere.
- To conclude, complete, or finish.
- Even though he had bad news, he tried to wind up his speech on a positive note.
- To tighten by winding or twisting.
- Your pocket watch will run for a long time if you wind up the spring all the way.
- To excite.
- Try not to wind up the kids too much right before bedtime.
- (UK) To play a prank, to take the mickey or mock
- Twenty quid? Are you winding me up?
- To dissolve a partnership or corporation and liquidate its assets
- (baseball) To make the preparatory movements for a certain kind of pitch.