Meaning of “wind down” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “wind down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wind down

phrasal verb with wind uk /waɪnd/ us verb wound, wound

[ I or T ] if a business, situation, activity, etc. winds down, or is wound down, it gradually ends:

They're winding down their overseas operation because it is losing money.

[ I ] to start to relax gradually after a period of hard work or a worrying situation:

The City has started to wind down before the Christmas break.
The stressfulness of the job makes it hard to wind down on the weekends.

(Definition of “wind down” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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