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wind sb up

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