Definition of wind up in English:

wind up

informal
1Arrive or end up in a specified state, situation, or place: she wound up in hospital with pneumonia
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, land up, land oneself
informal fetch up
2 another way of saying wind something up (sense 2). 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.
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