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    Hi there,
    What's the meaning of "wind up" in the following sentence.
    "It's a particularly fine way to have an unusual Manhattan experience on a cold, rainy day and wind up a special souvenir of your visit."
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    Quote Originally Posted by mehdihas View Post
    Hi there,
    What's the meaning of "wind up" in the following sentence.
    "It's a particularly fine way to have an unusual Manhattan experience on a cold, rainy day and wind up a special souvenir of your visit."
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    It's very odd. One of the meanings of the verb "wind up" is finish something/bring something to an end, but that doesn't fit with "...a special souvenir of your visit". Where did you find it?

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    I'm guessing there's been a typo in the original article, as "wind[ing] up with a special souvenir" makes sense.

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    Default Re: wind up

    Maybe they're talking about getting a tattoo? That way you end up being a souvenir of your visit.

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