wound up

  1. brought to a state of great tension
    all wound up for a fight
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How To Use wound up In A Sentence

  • Back in the mid-1980s, for example, knee replacement surgery was considered a success if the patient wound up with 90 degrees of flexion, which is "nothing near normal," he says. Latest News
  • He wound up coining a phrase that is pithier in Russian, sums up so much of the national character and is a favorite saying here to this day. Viktor Chernomyrdin, Yeltsin's stolid prime minister, dies
  • She wound up her dance routine with a wobbly pirouette and took a little bow.
  • He will not be fully wound up yet. The Sun
  • Rhosyn stood up as well, and walked up the stairs that wound up to her large room on the second floor.
  • His second wound up in Lytham's deep rough and was unplayable.
  • A new provision provides that the regulations do not apply where the outgoing employer is subject to proceedings whereby he may be adjudicated bankrupt or wound up for reasons of insolvency by order of the High Court.
  • The sound wound up in me, until it burst from my mouth.
  • These are wound up after five years and have reduced risk by broadening the scope of their investments. Times, Sunday Times
  • He reacts against the heresy of deism, the belief that God wound up the universe in the beginning but lets it run without intervention.
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