Definitions for wound up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aroused, wound up(adj)

    brought to a state of great tension

    "all wound up for a fight"

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Hazlitt:

    The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up.

  2. Amee Gharbi:

    Despite what one self-absorbed, heartless killer tried to do, in the end we won, in the end we wound up with the most points. We have the most self-worth. Game over.

  3. Pablo Picasso:

    When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope. 'Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.

  4. Tony Visconti:

    We were listening to a lot of Kendrick Lamar, we wound up with nothing like that, but we loved the fact Kendrick was so open-minded and he didn't do a straight-up hip-hop record. He threw everything on there, and that's exactly what we wanted to do. The goal, in many, many ways, was to avoid rock roll.

  5. President Bill Clinton on Wednesday:

    The problem is the way it was written and implemented is we cast too wide a net and we had too many people in prison, and we wound up...putting so many people in prison that there wasn't enough money left to educate them, train them for new jobs and increase the chances when they came out so they could live productive lives.

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