Wind down – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

1. To wind down is to gradually relax after doing something that has made you feel tired or stressed, or after you have been worried about something.

Examples of use:

a) I sat in the sun in the park and wound down after a busy day.

b) He likes to wind down with a glass of wine after a long day at work.

c) We spend the first week of our holiday just winding down by the swimmimg pool.

2. If a business or organisation winds down, or if somebody winds it down, the amount of business it does is gradually reduced until the business stops trading and closes down completely.

Example of use:

We’re retiring next month and moving closer to our grandchildren, so we’re slowly winding the business down.

wind down
present simple
wind down and winds down
-ing form
winding down
past simple
wound down
past participle
wound down

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