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English definition of “wind down (something)”

wind down (something)

 /ˈwɑɪn(d)ˈdɑʊn/
verb phrasal verb with wind  /wɑɪnd/ ( past tense and past participle wound  /wɑʊnd/) us  
to end gradually or in stages, or to cause something to end in this way: The storm finally began to wind down after four hours of heavy rain. Temple University is winding down its 14th consecutive losing season.
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