wind up


  • Steps wind up between a rock wall and trees
    Steps wind up between a rock wall and trees
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wind up finally be or do something "He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart","he wound up being unemployed and living at home again"
    • v wind up coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem "wind your watch"
    • v wind up stimulate sexually "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
    • v wind up give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Close to two million people who go to hospitals in the United States for one ailment wind up catching another.
    • Wind up to come to a conclusion: to tighten, to excite very much: to give new life to: to adjust for final settlement:
    • Wind up (Shak.) to restore to harmony
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  • Lord Byron
    “The Angels were all singing out of tune, and hoarse with having little else to do, excepting to wind up the sun and moon or curb a runaway young star or two.”
  • Yogi Berra
    “If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A good marriage winds up as a meeting of minds, which had better be pretty good to start with.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Whether a fellow winds up with a nest egg or a goose egg depends a heap on the kind of chick he married.”
  • Wilson Mizner
    “Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him.”
  • Bonnie Prudden
    Bonnie Prudden
    “You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. windan; Ger. winden, Ice. vinda, Goth. windan. Cf. Wend, Wander.


In literature:

They threw her up into the wind and waited until the boat came off again.
"The Queen's Cup" by G. A. Henty
Only keep your wind up, Jack, and you'll go right through him!
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
Then, again, with a fair wind and under a clear sky, the ship went on piling up the South Latitude.
"The Nigger Of The "Narcissus" A Tale Of The Forecastle" by Joseph Conrad
Thus they were cuddled up so the cold wind and snow could not blow on them.
"Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's" by Laura Lee Hope
I wish the wind would get up a bit.
"With Wolfe in Canada" by G. A. Henty
She wants to lift up her head and face the beating winds.
"Contrary Mary" by Temple Bailey
Now Diamond's mother had once more pasted up North Wind's window.
"At the Back of the North Wind" by Elizabeth Lewis and George MacDonald
Even a little wind will kick up enough sea to make it look pretty rough in a picture.
"The Moving Picture Girls at Sea" by Laura Lee Hope
If this wind holds, we shall be fairly out at sea when you get up tomorrow.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
At present we're snuffin' the wind and pickin' up no scent.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
Man aren't a clock, as only wants winding up once a week; must have rest sometimes.
"Sappers and Miners" by George Manville Fenn
Some time before daylight I once more hauled my wind and beat up towards the land.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
We again came up with her; but though the wind had somewhat fallen, the sea was too high to allow a boat to carry us off the wreck.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
The wind continued to get up.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
If you don't wind up the clock regularly, some fine morning you'll find the wheels have run down.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
As the wind freshened up a little we stood on towards Fowey, passing Looe Island and Talland Point.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
Nothing was left of the wigwam but ashes which the wind picked up and whirled about.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
When I wind up his steam engine, certainly he suspects that I am a novice.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
Last time it had been Tanqueray's birthday, and they had made a day of it, winding up with supper in little Laura's rooms.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Then snow comes and covers it up and keeps out the wind.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty

In poetry:

"The more I feel the air beneath my feet
So much the more towards the wind I bend
My swiftest pinions
And spurn the world and up towards Heaven I go."
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The Second =First Dialogue.=" by Giordano Bruno
O bend thy head, sweet morning flow'r!
And look not up so fresh and bright!
The keen, harsh wind, the heavy show'r,
Will spoil thy beauties ere the night.
"Youth Unsuspicious Of Evil" by Matilda Betham
I stood within a wood, and heard the wind
Keep up its music in the solemn trees,
But this could soothe me not, for in my mind
My thoughts were ill at ease;
"The First Primrose" by Alexander Anderson
Then up the Day came with cohorts of flame
And the Soul of the South Wind left me,
And Joy fled away with the Rise of the Day,
For Day, of my Love had bereft me.
"A Love Dream" by James Edwin Campbell
Wind wuz blowin' in the tree--
An' wuz only ist us three
Playin' there; an' ever' one
Ketched each other, like we done,
Squintin' up there at the sun
Like we wuz a-laughin'.
"Fool-Youngens" by James Whitcomb Riley
O wild-reävèn winds! if you ever do roar
By the house an' the elems vrom where I'm a-come,
Breathe up at the window, or call at the door,
An' tell you've a-voun' me a-thinkèn o' hwome.
"Jenny Out Vrom Hwome" by William Barnes

In news:

Wrong local fisherman winds up in Topps 2012 collection with Phelps, Federer.
Garza She'll wind up a winner: Terre Haute North's Bethany Sullivan unleashes a pitch as her teammates prepare for a hit their way during the Patriots' win over Jennings County on Saturday, June 5 at Center Grove High School.
Today, Ithaca College in upstate New York winds up "The Healthy Musician," a three-day confab for health-care pros who treat musicians' ailments.
Each week, Jeremy Rosenberg asks, How did you - or your family before you - wind up living in Los Angeles.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk about unnecessary misery: One in five Medicare patients winds up back in the hospital within a month — even worse, one in four patients with heart failure.
Each week, Jeremy Rosenberg (@LosJeremy) asks, How did you - or your family before you - wind up living in Los Angeles.
Freshman quarterback Justin Lane winds up and fires.
Half of tsunami debris likely will wind up trashing Alaska's shoreline.
Hurricane-force gusts of wind, up to 100 miles an hour, could hit higher elevations Saturday night.
Seether / Wind-Up Records.
Clay Patrick McBride, Wind-up Records.
Multiple factors led to James Castleman winding up at Oklahoma State.
The people want to let themselves go but are afraid to so they all wind up looking like they are doing the exact same dance.
In golf, even when you try to do the right thing regarding the rules, you can wind up paying the price.
But it's often the dinner that kids dashing from school to practices, games and home wind up eating.

In science:

Arthur & Hoare (2006) studied the hydrodynamics of a compact H II region with a radius 0.13 pc and at a time ∼ 200 yr after the triggering of UV ionizing photons and powerful stellar winds; a stellar wind bubble around the centre with a radius up to 0.03 pc is formed.
Self-Similar Polytropic Champagne Flows in H II Regions
We wind up with some thoughts about open problems and future work (Sect. 8).
Symbolic Analysis for Boundary Problems: From Rewriting to Parametrized Gr\"obner Bases
Pickup ions (PUI) in the solar wind are former neutral atoms of thermal energy, ionized and picked up by the solar wind (Fahr 1973).
Are the sungrazing comets the inner source of pickup ions and energetic neutral atoms?
For an isolated SNR, the mass of the swept-up wind must be less than the mass of the main sequence star and we use Mshell = 100 M⊙ as an extreme case.
Core-collapse model of broadband emission from SNR RX J1713.7-3946 with thermal X-rays and Gamma-rays from escaping cosmic rays
An alternative explanation consists in considering the entire gamma-ray region as a superposition of two separate components, a nominal (magnetospheric) GeV one and an additional VHE component produced by IC up-scattering of the magnetospheric emission by the fast pulsar wind .
TeV Astronomy
Inverse Compton up-scattering (in the KN regime) of the pulsed magnetospheric X-ray emission by pulsar wind electrons seems to be responsible for VHE emission up to ∼ Γwme c2 = 500 (Γw /5 × 105 ) GeV.
TeV Astronomy
Group Ic models, which have exponential infall rates, wind up with an increased abundance of D as a result of lowering mupp .
The Deuterium Abundance and Nucleocosmochronology
In this model the wind is not driven radially outward, but vertically up from the UV-emitting part of the accretion disk.
An overview of dynamical models for outflows in BALQSOs and Seyferts
The galactic rotation then winds up the trail of the ejected material, thus forming the lobes. A new aspect was discovered in 1995 when Miyoshi et al. found evidence for a rapidly rotating accretion disk in the centre of NGC 4258.
Interferometric observations of nearby galaxies
The mass is transferred via a stellar wind or Roche lobe overflow during the ascent of the white dwarf progenitor up the AGB.
CN and CH Band Strengths of Bright Giants in M3
In impulsive solar flares, isotopic enrichment of 3He up to ≃ 4 orders of magnitude above the ratio in solar wind of 5 10−4 has been observed; this is much discussed, especially in terms of isotopically-selective particle acceleration.
Astrophysical constraints from gamma-ray spectroscopy
The hot superbubble spans from the location of the inner shock to the contact discontinuity that separates the hot wind from the expanding outer shell of interstellar swept up matter, accelerated by the leading shock (zone D).
On the X-ray Emission from Massive Star Clusters and their Evolving Superbubbles
For z ∈ P and v ∈ K (P ) let g cz (l; v ) be the number of billiard flow orbits that start from z ∈ P and wind up at v by time l.
Growth rates for geometric complexities and counting functions in polygonal billiards
Equation (57) can be summed over all similar fragments of the disc and attached wind starting with some value of r2 up to the outer edge of the disc.
Accretion and plasma outflow from dissipationless discs
Thus, it appears possible that the stellar winds will not be substantially decelerated up to the termination shock, but maintain the values indicated by the helium line.
Fast Winds and Mass Loss from Metal-Poor Field Giants