Meaning of “wind down (something)” in the English Dictionary


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wind down (something)

phrasal verb with wind us /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.

(Definition of “wind down (something)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)