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wind down (something)

 /ˈwɑɪn(d)ˈdɑʊn/ phrasal verb with wind    /wɑɪnd/ verb (past tense and past participle wound  /wɑʊnd/)
to end gradually or in stages , or to cause something to end in this way: The storm finally began to wind down after four hours of heavy rain . Temple University is winding down its 14th consecutive losing season .
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