Definition of windup in English:
1An act of concluding or finishing something: the windup of the convention
More example sentences
- In his opinion, the wind-ups are the result of Bulgaria's pending EU accession.
- The July wind-up coincides with the launch by Eircell of the country's first controlled pilot project on the recycling of disused mobile phones, batteries and chargers.
- All summer long the tour had traversed the county and played 22 times on Kerry courses and this was the wind-up.
2 Baseball The motions of a pitcher immediately before delivering the ball, in which they take a step back, lift the hands over the head, and step forward.
- Even Tiant's repertoire of pace-changing wind-ups did little to confuse the Reds' batters.
- This hurler has cultivated an elaborate windup.
- The 28-year-old Burnett, whose across-the-body delivery has concerned scouts for years, tinkered with a new windup this spring before going back to his old motion.
3British informal An attempt to tease or irritate someone.
- I'm sure Sergen meant well and simply wanted to share his pleasure with the widest possible audience, yet there is a dark interpretation of these events: namely, that the Besiktas players were attempting some kind of wind-up.
- Kerry will be presenting a show of wind-ups and pranks.
- The build-up has the atmosphere of a phoney war as the rivals perfect the various practical jokes and wind-ups that will help unsettle their enemy's preparations.
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(Of a toy or other device) functioning by means of winding a key or handle: a windup clock
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- Fully dressed, she lay atop the bedclothes clutching a windup alarm clock with double brass hemispheres on top, registering its hypertensive ticktock like the pulse of a mechanical hummingbird.
- A windup alarm clock, for example, uses a tension spring as a drive mechanism, an escapement wheel, and the gear driven mechanical hands moving across the clock face as a display of the time.
- What is the value of a portable wind-up gramophone I have?
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