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wind up

Translation of wind up in French:

  • 1 wind up 1.1 (finish)
    se terminer
    with par
    (end up) we wound up at Louise's house/sleeping in a barn
    on a fini chez Louise/par dormir dans une grange
    the car wound up in the ditch
    la voiture s'est retrouvée dans le fossé
    she wound up as a dancer in Tokyo
    elle s'est retrouvée danseuse à Tokyo
  • 2 wind up [something], wind [something] up 2.1 (terminate)
    (account , club)
    (campaign, career, debate, meeting, project, tour)
    (Law) (estate)
    2.2 (cause to move)
    (clock, watch, toy, car window)
  • 3 wind [somebody] up, wind up [somebody] 3.1 (tease)
    faire marcher
    3.2 (annoy, make tense) to be wound up about something
    être énervé à cause de quelque chose
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