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windup

[wahynd-uhp] /ˈwaɪndˌʌp/
noun
1.
the conclusion of any action, activity, etc.; the end or close.
2.
a final act or part.
3.
Baseball. the preparatory movements of the arm before pitching a ball.
Compare stretch (def 22).
4.
Informal. a mechanical object, as a toy or wristwatch, that is driven by a spring or similar mechanism that must be wound.
5.
an act or instance of winding up.
Also, wind-up.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; noun use of verb phrase wind up
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  • Probably after some windup party with other newspaper reporters.
  • Capoeira can deliver lethal blows, but only after an elaborate windup involving quadruple handsprings or multiple cartwheels.
  • They were the windup to a diatribe over an article of mine about his seamier side.

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