Definitions

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  • n. The act of ending or concluding something.
  • n. The last part of something; a conclusion.
  • n. A practical joke or tease.
  • adj. Operated by a coiled spring that is wound by hand.
  • v. (UK) To convince somebody that something is true, especially when it is not, often for humorous purposes

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Deduct an estimated 70,000 lost Census Bureau jobs and her windup is an overall loss of between 45,000 to 50,000 jobs.

    Dan Dorfman: Lady Dracula's Gory Jobs Story

  • Mr. Maine said he's not convinced that his windup is the cause of his strange injury.

    The Mystery of John Maine's Elbow

  • The windup was a new "seat" installed and a cushion for the "kicking mule."

    The Second William Penn A true account of incidents that happened along the old Santa Fe Trail

  • The windup was the obvious and strongest Liberal line: "Don't vote for protest parties."

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Just because he's diminutive doesn't mean he can't pitch, and he's proven that while his windup is a bit funky, his mechanics are so good that it isn't a risk at this point (and the two Cy Youngs in a row should have put that to rest).

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • AngusT, you have a "windup" that seems to last forever before the pitch: after all that, you're not even going to contribute for a while?!

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • [[User: AngusT | AngusT]] 10: 43, 22 December 2009 (EST):::: AngusT, you have a "windup" that seems to last forever before the pitch: after all that, you're not even going to contribute for a while?!

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • He has a "windup" delivery that takes too long and will need work at the college level.

    Dawg Sports

  • Like any other rookie QB, he has some work to do but I liked what I say and even though he has this issue with the "windup" as many prefer to call it, he still got the ball out of there when he had even average protection and I watched him actually release the ball before Branson even made his cut and turned to look and the ball was right where it should be so I also think this whole mechanics is not as big a long term problem as it is made out to be by some.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Response to Ghostdoc's puerile attempt a "windup":) ATB

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  • Wind - rimes with dimmed wind rimes with kind. Why is it so difficult to get these two words properly separated in the dictionary.

    December 12, 2014