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wind sb up

UK informal phrasal verb with wind
 
 
/waɪnd/ verb ( past tense and past participle wound)
JOKE to tell someone something that is not true, as a joke: Have I really won or are you winding me up?AnnoyingHumour and humorous
ANNOY to annoy someone: He keeps complaining and it really winds me up.Causing feelings of anger and displeasure
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