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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aroused, wound upadjective

    brought to a state of great tension

    "all wound up for a fight"


  1. wound up

    "Wound up" is a term that can refer to several different situations, depending on the context. 1) If a person is "wound up," they are very tense or anxious, which is usually due to the stress of a particular situation. This phrase is typically used in British English. 2) When referring to a business or company, "wound up" means that the operations have been completed and the company has been dissolved or closed down. 3) If a toy or device is "wound up," it means it has been given tension by turning a key or handle to make it work. 4) In colloquial English, "wound up" can refer to ending up in a particular place or situation as result of one’s actions. This is also closely related to the phrase "end up." Example: "He wound up living in New York after years of traveling." 5) In law, winding up is the process of selling all the assets of a corporation, paying off creditors, distributing any remaining assets to the principals, and then dissolving the business.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wound up in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wound up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of wound up in a Sentence

  1. William Hazlitt:

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

  2. Sarah Verardo:

    The program is multifaceted, what it has started for and what it has wound up becoming are obviously two different things and that’s how we have reached this crisis level of where things are today.

  3. Tom Jennings:

    The question is, was this a Stockholm Syndrome type of thing where she wound up having empathy with the people who are actually holding you hostage ? there’s probably some of that involved. I did n’t get the sense from studying this … that she was playing along … To me, she sounded very genuine in her hatred of the government and her family. I think [ the SLA ] had turned her.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    The problem is the way it was written and implemented. We have too wide a net. We have too many people in prison. And we wound up spending - 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 that they could live productive lives.

  5. 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.

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