To wind up

Related to To wind up: wind off, gusting
To coil into a ball or small compass, as a skein of thread; to coil completely.
- Clarendon.
To bring to a conclusion or settlement; as, to wind up one's affairs; to wind up an argument.
To put in a state of renewed or continued motion, as a clock, a watch, etc., by winding the spring, or that which carries the weight; hence, to prepare for continued movement or action; to put in order anew.
To tighten (the strings) of a musical instrument, so as to tune it.
- Dryden.

See also: Wind, Wind, Wind, Wind

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Pension wind-ups can occur following a bankruptcy of a defined benefit pension plan sponsor or, on a voluntary basis, when an employer decides to wind up its pension plan.
Lew, of Benfieldside Road, Shotley Bridge, explained: "There are three weights to wind up in the bell tower and the longer you leave it, the further down they are - and that can be quite strenuous.
The instigation of the incident in Ashton Lane was a childish attempt to wind up Neil Lennon, which resulted in unfortunate consequences.
And a London station were blasted for trying to wind up the Radio Authority itself by getting one of its workers to say on air which swear words were banned.