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Meaning of "wind-up" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WIND-UP

wind-up  [ˈwaɪndˌʌp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WIND-UP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wind-Up is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES WIND-UP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of wind-up in the English dictionary

The definition of wind-up in the dictionary is having a mechanism powered by manual tightening of a spring.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WIND-UP


blow-up
ˈbləʊˌʌp
break-up
ˈbreɪkˌʌp
checkup
ˈtʃɛkˌʌp
cleanup
ˈkliːnˌʌp
close-up
ˈkləʊsˌʌp
dial-up
ˈdaɪəlˌʌp
follow-up
ˈfɒləʊˌʌp
fuck-up
ˈfʌkˌʌp
jazzed-up
ˈdʒæzdˌʌp
linkup
ˈlɪŋkˌʌp
look-up
ˈlʊkˌʌp
pull-up
ˈpʊlˌʌp
put-you-up
ˈpʊtjuːˌʌp
sit-up
ˈsɪtˌʌp
speed-up
ˈspiːdˌʌp
split-up
ˈsplɪtˌʌp
step-up
ˈstɛpˌʌp
take-up
ˈteɪkˌʌp
tune-up
ˈtjuːnˌʌp
warm-up
ˈwɔːmˌʌp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WIND-UP

wind up
wind vane
wind-bells
wind-borne
wind-broken
wind-chill
wind-chill factor
wind-pollinated
wind-pollination
wind-sucking
windable
windage
windas
windbag
windbaggery
windbill
windblast
windblown
windbound
windbreak

WORDS THAT END LIKE WIND-UP

boarded-up
build-up
chopped-up
clued-up
dried-up
fold-up
hard-up
hold-up
joined-up
jumped-up
lead-up
loved-up
mixed-up
paid-up
rolled-up
send-up
souped-up
stand-up
stepped-up
up-and-up

Synonyms and antonyms of wind-up in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WIND-UP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wind-up» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wind-up

Translation of «wind-up» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WIND-UP

Find out the translation of wind-up to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wind-up from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wind-up» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

卷取
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de cuerda
570 millions of speakers

English

wind-up
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हवा अप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرياح المتابعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Wind-Up
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

wind-up
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাতাস প্রবাহিত হচ্ছে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

liquidation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Angin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wind -up
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ワインドアップ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바람 업
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Angin-up
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gió lên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முடித்து விடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुंडाळणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kurmalı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

wind- up
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wind- up
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Wind - Up
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

wind- up
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

wind- up
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wind -up
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avveckling
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

wind- up
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wind-up

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WIND-UP»

The term «wind-up» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.999 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WIND-UP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wind-up

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WIND-UP»

Discover the use of wind-up in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wind-up and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel
Japan's most highly regarded novelist now vaults into the first ranks of international fiction writers with this heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of ...
Haruki Murakami, 2010
2
Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and ...
In Wherever I Wind Up, Dickey eloquently shares his quintessentially American tale of overcoming extraordinary odds to achieve a game, a career, and a life unlike any other.
R.A. Dickey, 2012
3
Amazing Rubber Band Cars: Easy-to-Build Wind-Up Racers, ...
Combining fun and interactive activities, this guide will have kids captivated for hours constructing fantastic racing cars with the basics of only rubber bands, cardboard, and glue.
Mike Rigsby, 2007
4
Haruki Murakami's The Wind-up Bird Chronicle: A Reader's Guide
If you're studying this novel, reading it for your book club, or if you simply want to know more about it, you'll find this guide informative and helpful. This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels.
Matthew Strecher, 2002
5
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
Alexander, a real mouse, wants to be a toy mouse like his friend Willy until he discovers Willy is to be thrown away.
Leo Lionni, 2014
6
Wind-Up Train Book
Three train stories are retold with a new twist! Each story has a sturdy track embedded in the pages which the accompanying wind-up train toy can then be placed upon to follow around and bring the story to life.
Heather Amery, Gillian Doherty, 2008
7
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
Alexander, a real mouse, wants to be a toy mouse like his friend Willy until he discovers Willy is to be thrown away.
‎1974
8
Noisy Wind-up Fire Engine
Three exciting fire engine tales with a wind-up model fire engine to bring the stories to life.
‎2008
9
Forces & Motion: From High-speed Jets to Wind-up Toys
A 3RD TO 6TH GRADE PHYSICAL SCIENCE CURRICULUM. IDEAL FOR HOME SCHOOLERS
Tom DeRosa, Carolyn Reeves, 2008
10
Westclox: Wind-Up
Over 790 images of 100s of Westclox(r) spring wound clocks and watches produced from 1885 to 1970, including victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern styles including "Big Ben," "Baby Ben," and "Pocket Ben" alarm clocks, and ...
Jim Linz, 2004

8 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WIND-UP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wind-up is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Wirecard Gibraltar and an asset rich wind-up
The entity, which appears to have contained around €50m in retained earnings and a larger amount of intangible assets, remains in the wind-up process more ... «FT Alphaville, May 15»
2
Concord Continues Acquisition Binge with Fearless Records, Wind
Concord Bicycle Music continues its acquisition spree by buying in separate deals Fearless Records and the rest of Wind-up Records, giving the company more ... «Billboard, May 15»
3
Exclusive: Wind-up Records Announces EDM Label Eclypse …
Teaming up with Australian house duo Feenixpawl, Wind-up is launching Eclypse, a new label dedicated to EDM, which Billboard can exclusively reveal. «Billboard, Apr 15»
4
Ampware CrankCase iPhone case comes with charging CRANK to …
A wind-up iPhone case that can charge a phone simply by spinning a handle on the back could spell the end of 'battery anxiety'. Designers claim the Ampware ... «Daily Mail, Mar 15»
5
Wind-up radio inventor Trevor Baylis appointed CBE
The inventor of the wind-up radio says being appointed CBE by the Queen was "like catching up with an old mate". Trevor Baylis, 77, who has fought for theft of ... «BBC News, Mar 15»
6
Tomas Berdychs wind-up backfired badly as Andy Murray rose …
I doubt that Tomas Berdych will be saying anything to Andy Murray again on court in a hurry. His brief few words as they changed over at the end of the first set ... «Daily Mail, Jan 15»
7
Wind-up radio inventor gets New Year Honour
Inventor Trevor Baylis has been made a CBE in the New Year Honours list. Best known for creating the Baygen wind-up radio, Mr Baylis was honoured for ... «BBC News, Dec 14»
8
Bicycle Music Acquires Wind-Up Records' Back Catalog, Cuts Deal …
Bicycle Music has acquired Wind-Up Records' back catalog, which includes the master recordings of 1,600 songs including albums by Creed, Evanescence, ... «Billboard, Oct 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Wind-Up [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/wind-up-1>. Aug 2020 ».
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