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wind-up

or wind·up (wīnd′ŭp′)
n.
1.
a. The act of bringing something to an end.
b. A concluding part; a conclusion.
2. Baseball The series of movements of a pitcher, including the swinging back of the arm and the raising of the forward foot, preparatory to pitching the ball. A wind-up is usually used when there are no base runners or when the bases are loaded.
adj.
Operated by a spring that is wound up by hand.
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wind-up

noun (Informal) joke, gag (informal), lark, prank, jest, practical joke At first I didn't believe it and thought it was a wind-up by one of my mates.

wind-up

or windup
noun
Translations

wind-up

[ˈwaɪndʌp] N
1. (Brit) (= joke) → tomadura f de pelo

wind-up

n
(US) = winding-up
(Brit inf: = joke) → Witz m
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