wind someone up Brit.


wind someone up Brit.
wind someone up Brit.
informal
tease or irritate someone.
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  • wind someone up — 1 (Brit. informal) Katie was just winding me up: TEASE, make fun of, chaff; informal take the mickey out of, send up, rib, josh, kid, have on, pull someone s leg; N. Amer. informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind — wind1 [wɪnd] noun 1》 the perceptible natural movement of the air, especially in the form of a current blowing from a particular direction.     ↘the rush of air caused by a fast moving body. 2》 breath as needed in physical exertion, speech,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • wind up — 1) PHRASAL VERB When you wind up an activity, you finish it or stop doing it. [V P n (not pron)] The President is about to wind up his visit to Somalia... [V P n (not pron)] Winding up the debate, she said: It would immediately put up interest… …   English dictionary

  • wind — Ⅰ. wind [1] ► NOUN 1) the perceptible natural movement of the air, especially in the form of a current blowing from a particular direction. 2) breath as needed in physical exertion, speech, playing an instrument, etc. 3) Brit. air swallowed while …   English terms dictionary

  • wind-up — ► NOUN 1) Brit. informal an attempt to tease or irritate someone. 2) an act of concluding something …   English terms dictionary

  • wind — I AIR ♦♦ winds, winding, winded (Pronounced [[t]wɪ̱nd[/t]] in wind 1, and [[t]wa͟ɪnd[/t]] in wind 2.) 1) N VAR A wind is a current of air that is moving across the earth s surface. There was a strong wind blowing... Then the wind dropped and the… …   English dictionary

  • wind-up — [[t]wa͟ɪnd ʌp[/t]] wind ups 1) ADJ: ADJ n A wind up device is a mechanical device with a handle or key that you turn several times before you use it in order to make it work. ...an old fashioned wind up gramophone. 2) N COUNT: usu sing, usu a N A …   English dictionary

  • wind-up — noun 1》 Brit. informal an attempt to tease or irritate someone. 2》 an act of concluding something. 3》 Baseball the motions of a pitcher preparing to pitch the ball …   English new terms dictionary

  • have someone on — Brit.; informal Syn: play a trick on, play a joke on, pull someone s leg; Brit.; informal wind someone up; N.Amer.; informal put someone on …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • put the wind up someone — (Brit. informal) SCARE, frighten, make afraid, make nervous, throw into a panic, alarm. → wind * * * put the wind up someone (informal) To make someone apprehensive or agitated • • • Main Entry: ↑wind * * * put the wind up someone informal …   Useful english dictionary


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