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wind (sth) down

phrasal verb with wind uk   us   /waɪnd/ verb (wound, wound)
to end ​gradually or in ​stages, or to ​cause something to do this: The ​governmentintends to ​wind the ​scheme down in the ​spring. Unfortunately, the ​party was just ​winding down as we got there. If a ​business or ​organizationwinds down, or if someone ​winds it down, the ​amount of ​work it does is ​graduallyreduced until it ​closescompletely: They're ​winding down ​theiroperationsabroad because they're ​losingmoney.
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