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English definition of “wind up”

wind up

 /ˈwɑɪndˈʌp/
verb phrasal verb with wind  /wɑɪnd/ (past tense and past participle wound  /wɑʊnd/) us  

(BECOME)

to come to be in a particular situation or condition, esp. a bad one: If you aren’t careful lifting weights, you could wind up hurting yourself.
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