Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “wind down”

See all translations

wind down

verb uk phrasal verb with wind   /waɪnd/ (wound, wound) us  
to gradually relax after doing something that has made you tired or worried: When he goes on holiday, it takes him the first couple of days just to wind down.
Translations of “wind down”
in Chinese (Traditional) (勞累或擔心之後)放鬆下來…
in Russian отдыхать, расслабляться…
in Turkish kafa dinlemek, dinlenmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) (劳累或担心之后)放松下来…
in Polish odprężać się…
(Definition of wind down from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of wind down?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “wind down” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beginner's luck

unexpected success experienced by a person who is just starting a particular activity

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More