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    "wind down a window"?

    Hi there,

    Is the verb "wind down" the most common one used for a car window? What's the oppiste?


    Ta!
    Last edited by Mehrgan; 09-Dec-2010 at 11:46.

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    Re: "wind down a window"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi there,

    Is the verb "wind down" the most common one used for car window? What's the opposite?


    Ta!
    Yes, "wind down" is commonly used. The opposite would be "wind up". These two phrasal verbs have other meanings too.

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    Re: "wind down a window"?

    Although in today's modern cars, we are probably more likely to 'put' the window down or up.

    As a child I used to wind up car windows, toy cars, clocks and my gramophone. I think this was the key to my happiniess.

    Nowadays I wind up nothing but my colleagues.

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    Re: "wind down a window"?

    Yes - it's wind up/down for car windows.

    I'm guessing that when our American friends get out of bed they'll tell you it's roll down/up.

    Rover

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    Re: "wind down a window"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson_F View Post
    Although in today's modern cars, we are probably more likely to 'put' the window down or up.

    As a child I used to wind up car windows, toy cars, clocks and my gramophone. I think this was the key to my happiniess.

    Nowadays I wind up nothing but my colleagues.


    Many thanks! By "winding your colleagues up" you mean telling them false things just for fun? Thanks again.

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    Re: "wind down a window"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes - it's wind up/down for car windows.

    I'm guessing that when our American friends get out of bed they'll tell you it's roll down/up.

    Rover


    Nice! (at first I didn't get you cos it's 2.30 pm here! ) Ta!

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    Re: "wind down a window"?

    By "winding your colleagues up" you mean telling them false things just for fun?
    Would I do an annoying thing like that?

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    Re: "wind down a window"?

    Good call! We do "roll" down our windows and roll up our windows, but we also "put" them up or down.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "wind down a window"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson_F View Post
    Would I do an annoying thing like that?
    Oh...That was very kind of you indeed dear Johnson. Thanks for the reply. (I thought that was the way you tried to contextualise your examples. So, I'm sorry if I've got it wrong.)

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    Re: "wind down a window"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson_F View Post
    Would I do an annoying thing like that?

    Did I drop a clanger?!

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