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English definition of “wind sth up”

wind sth up

verb uk phrasal verb with wind   /waɪnd/ (wound, wound) us  
to close a business or organization: Lawyers were called in to wind up the company.Starting, succeeding and failing in business
(Definition of wind sth up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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