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wind-up British & World English

An attempt to tease or irritate someone

wind up British & World English

Arrive or end up in a specified state, situation, or place

wind2 British & World English

Make (a clock or other device, typically one operated by clockwork) operate by turning a key or handle

put the wind up British & World English

Alarm or frighten (or be alarmed or frightened)

wind someone up British & World English

Tease or irritate someone

wind something up British & World English

Arrange the affairs of and dissolve a company

wind up in wind2 British & World English

Arrive or end up in a specified state, situation, or place

wind someone up in wind2 British & World English

Tease or irritate someone

wind something up in wind2 British & World English

Arrange the affairs of and dissolve a company

wind up in wind2 English Thesaurus

it's no wonder he wound up in hospital

put the wind up in wind1 British & World English

Alarm or frighten (or be alarmed or frightened)

wind someone up in wind2 English Thesaurus

I knew Katie was just winding me up

put or have the wind up in wind1 British & World English

Alarm or frighten (or be alarmed or frightened)

wind something up in wind2 English Thesaurus

Richard wound up the meeting just before noon

put the wind up someone in wind1 English Thesaurus

stop playing silly buggers—you're putting the wind up me


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