Definition of wind something up in English:

wind something up

1Arrange the affairs of and dissolve a company: the company has since been wound up
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  • If the liquidator receives this amount at sale, then, based on the company's statement of affairs when it was wound up, the company could be left in a break-even situation.
  • As a result, insolvent companies are not wound up but sit idle, usually heavily in debt, until they are struck off the register.
  • Having taken all steps, active or passive, required to terminate the activities of the club, short of passing a formal resolution to wind it up or dissolve it, the general meeting of the club resolved to sell the club's last asset.
Synonyms
close (down), dissolve, liquidate, put into liquidation
2Gradually or finally bring an activity to a conclusion: the experiments had to be wound up because the funding stopped
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  • Another chapter or two should wind this up, but I need a transitional chapter.
  • His apparent indifference to the current state of affairs merely supports the view that it is time to wind it up.
  • The Shakers wound up their pre-season schedule with a 1-0 defeat against a full strength Barnsley side in midweek.
Synonyms
conclude, bring to an end/close, end, terminate, finish; tie up, tie up the loose ends of
informal wrap up
3 informal Increase the tension, intensity, or power of something: he wound up the engine
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  • Luckily the road was fairly empty and I slammed up the gearbox winding the car up to an eyewatering 105 mph.
  • Brakes off, cranks churning, I wind it up and let it go.
  • On the highway it winds it up to about forty-five, at which point the engine and drive train are seemingly screaming the distorted symphonics of an ear-splitting concerto.
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