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  • n. A humorous attempt to fool somebody, a practical joke in which the victim is encouraged to believe something untrue.
  • v. To end up; to arrive or result.
  • v. To conclude, complete, or finish.
  • v. To tighten by winding or twisting.
  • v. To excite.
  • v. To play a prank, to take the mickey or mock
  • v. To dissolve a partnership or corporation and liquidate its assets


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  • Contronymic in the sense: begin (pitcher's wind-up) vs. end.

    January 31, 2007