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- v. Lower by winding something.
- v. To slow; to become calmer or less busy.
- v. relax; get rid of stress
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Now he saw Picratt’s neon sign go out in its turn; the proprietor, a short, fat man who had put on a beige raincoat over his evening clothes, came outside to wind down the shutters.
"We were about to pull the corer out yesterday and wind down the project, but then one of my NASA guys spotted this."
Crossly she bit her lip, fuming in silence until they were clear of the town, the powerful car carrying them swiftly through the suburbs, where houses of all shapes and designs jostled one another, the scent of lime trees heavy on the evening air, when Raschid pressed the button to wind down his window and throw out the stub of the thin cigar he had been smoking.
Full of courage, yet in a secret agony of grief, she watched her kindred and her people wind down the mountain-path, too sad to look back, until they were lost to sight.
After taking a couple of days off to wind down from the Shamrock fight, I went back to work at Spanky’s.