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wind up

informal

Definition of wind up in English:

1Arrive or end up in a specified state, situation, or place: Kevin winds up in New York
More example sentences
  • And, if you don't want to wind up in that situation, you need to pack heat and be prepared to resist at the point of abduction.
  • We all wind up in your situation sooner or later, and I agree - it's tough.
  • Shaking his head in disbelief, he wondered how he'd come to wind up in this situation to begin with.
Synonyms
end up, finish up, find oneself
2 another way of saying wind something up. he wound up by attacking Nonconformists
More example sentences
  • It looks like this job will wind up soon - the company could well fold in the next month or so.
3 Baseball (Of a pitcher) use the windup delivery.
Example sentences
  • Pitchers don't just wind up and let go, they throw to spots, which makes batters far more likely victims.
  • As the pitcher wound up to throw the third pitch, my stomach knotted up.
  • He wound up and threw another fastball, high again for ball two.
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