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English definition of “wind down”

wind down

( also unwind) phrasal verb with wind
 
 
/waɪnd/ verb (past tense and past participle wound)
to gradually relax after doing something that has made you tired or worriedCalming and relaxing
(Definition of wind down from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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