Phrasal Verbs with 'Wind'

Wind down


Example: I'm going to WIND DOWN in the country this weekend and do nothing.

Wind down

Slowly close a business or organisation

Example: They WOUND the committee DOWN after the inquiry.

Wind on

Forward a film or tape to a certain point

Example: He WOUND the video ON to show us the scene.

Wind up

Close a company because it's unprofitable

Example: The company was WOUND UP when the creditors demanded payment.

Wind up

Tighten the spring in a watch or clock to make it work

Example: I forgot to WIND UP my alarm clock and overslept.

Wind up

Irritate someone or increase their stress level, especially if done deliberately

Example: The children are really WINDING me UP