Wind-up meaning

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(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.
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To end up; to arrive or result.

I followed the signs, and I wound up getting nowhere.

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Even though he had bad news, he tried to wind up his speech on a positive note.

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Operated by a spring that is wound up by hand.
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(UK) A humorous attempt to fool somebody, a practical joke in which the victim is encouraged to believe something untrue.
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Your pocket watch will run for a long time if you wind up the spring all the way.

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To excite.

Try not to wind up the kids too much right before bedtime.

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(UK) To play a prank, to take the mickey or mock.

Twenty quid? Are you winding me up?

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(baseball) To make the preparatory movements for a certain kind of pitch.
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