HyperDic: wind_up

English > 4 senses of the expression wind up:
VERBchangewind up, finish up, land up, fetch up, end up, finishfinally be or do something
motionwind upgive a preliminary swing to the arm pitching
emotionwind up, arouse, sex, excite, turn onstimulate sexually
contactwind up, windcoil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem
English > wind up: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningfinally be or do something.
PatternSomebody ----s VERB-ing
Synonymsfinish up, land up, fetch up, end up, finish
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishacabar, finalizar, terminar
Catalanacabar, finalitzar
Nounswindupa concluding action
English > wind up: 4 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningGive a preliminary swing to the arm pitching.
PatternSomebody ----s
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
BroaderswingMove in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
English > wind up: 4 senses > verb 3, emotion
Meaningstimulate sexually.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to wind up Sue
Synonymsarouse, sex, excite, turn on
Entailed byteaseTo arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them
Narrowertempttry to seduce
Broaderstimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stirStir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
Spanishcalentar, despertar, determinar el sexo, emocionar, encender, excitarse, excitar, prender, suscitar
Catalananimar, deixondir, despertar, emocionar, excitar, suscitar
English > wind up: 4 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningcoil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymwind
Entailsturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
NarrowerrewindWind (up) again
Broadertighten, fastenmake tight / tight or tighter / tighter
Catalanaixecar, pujar

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