wind up


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Synonyms for wind up

finally be or do something

give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching

coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem

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Its like an old-fashioned car-starting handle and you have three separate mechanisms you have to wind up and it takes 140 winds to wind up all three - and each one is big, and I mean big.
The instigation of the incident in Ashton Lane was a childish attempt to wind up Neil Lennon, which resulted in unfortunate consequences.
SING OUT SISTER: Geri struts her stuff on Ant and Dec's show - before the wind up
His main target is solvent firms who wind up their schemes and leave those members who have yet to retire with a far lower entitlement than expected.
Some stars are always game for a laugh, even though their pals occasionally wind up in tears.