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What is another word for winding up?

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(usually used in third person form "gets") Annoying or irritating (someone)
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“She'd really wind Eddie up into a state of mania by wanting to party all the time.”
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To be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
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Present participle for to finish or bring to an end
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“The Harner girls wind up the show with a rumba, doing it faster than their other numbers.”
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Present participle for to gradually eliminate or bring to an end
“He should continue to operate as he had been operating up to Christmas, and then gradually wind up the whole of his share transactions, and invest the proceeds in some sound stock.”
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Present participle for to tease, make fun of, or play a prank on
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“The other players would try to wind Lebron up by calling Michael a better player than him.”
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Present participle for to arrive or end up in a given place, state or situation
“It would be a shame to see them coming down from the mountain with the Ark in their rucksacks, knowing that it would wind up in some museum in the outskirts of Nashville.”
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(baseball) Present participle for to make the preparatory movements for a certain kind of pitch
“I get back to the ball game just in time to see the pitcher wind up and throw the ball.”
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Present participle for to carry out an action to the end
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(of a machine) Present participle for to cause something to begin to work or operate
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Present participle for to finish in a given place or rank, typically in a competition
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Present participle for to culminate or end in a certain way or event
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Present participle for to engage in playful or mischievous behavior
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Present participle for to disturb mentally or emotionally
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Present participle for to instill courage into
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Present participle for to wrap (something) round on itself to form into a spherical or cylindrical shape
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Present participle for to carry out or accomplish
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Present participle for to tie or roll up (a number of things) together as though into a parcel
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Present participle for to stop the operations of, typically due to financial difficulty
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The action or process of completing or finishing something
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A break or discontinuance of an action
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Teasing or contemptuous language or behavior
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The collapse or bankruptcy of a business
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The action of formally ending or dismissing an assembly, partnership, or official body
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Adjective
Last in order, sequence, or time
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