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wind sb up

UK informal
verb uk phrasal verb with wind   /waɪnd/ (wound, wound) us  

(ANNOY)

to annoy or upset someone: It really winds me up when he goes on about teachers having an easy life. She just knows how to wind me up.
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(DECEIVE)

to tell someone something that is not true in order to make a joke: Are you serious or are you just trying to wind me up?
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