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wind up in

To arrive someplace or in some situation, with the sense that getting there was not planned. My brother is a very spontaneous traveler and just spends his time in whatever country he winds up in! We had some time to kill before the concert, so we walked around and wound up in a coffee shop.
See also: up, wind

long-winded

long-winded speech or writing continues for too long in a way that is boring She launched into a long-winded explanation of how she'd found the books and I'm afraid I didn't really listen.
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He also fed and winded Stephen, as the mother remained asleep.
Mr Swanson told of how he fed and winded the child at about 1am, and schoolboy Lee Hughes said he was woken at 4am by the baby's cries.
Fortunately, Moscow Flyer returned none the worse for his fall, but jockey Barry Geraghty was badly winded and stood down from riding for the rest of the meeting.
It would take only a few minutes of running for McKinney to become winded.
Weaver, who was dumped after the finish, was badly winded and Lynch bruised his abdomen after being unshipped.
We weren't winded at all,'' Texas defensive back Michael Huff said.
McKinney update: UCLA sophomore Matt McKinney underwent more tests to determine why he's getting winded after just a few minutes of activity.
He lay motionless for some time, but thankfully was just winded.
The schoolboy had jumped off a seven feet high bank into the water when he hit his leg on a submerged concrete shelf and badly winded himself.
When I started training in 1993, I weighed 250 pounds and couldn't even run a half-mile without getting winded," he recalls.
WE wish to thank the vets and racegoers at Bangor on Saturday October 7 for the assistance they gave our horse All-Allone, who fell at the last hurdle and lay winded for 20 minutes after the race.
LUCENT TO BUY ASCEND FOR ABOUT $20 BILLION AOL, BELL ATLANTIC (NYSE:BEL) IN HIGH-SPEED INTERNET DEAL BROADCOM CORPORATION RATING CUT YAHOO RATING UP; YAHOO RATING DOWN DOUBLECLICK GROWTH SURGES LONG WINDED LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ABOUT WARREN BUFFET DEPARTMENT
Trevor Ariza gave UCLA's offense life with six points to begin the second half of Friday's basketball game against Oregon State, but he missed a box-out and a defensive assignment and was a tad winded.
Aussie wing Mark Bell, who was pulled off against the London Broncos after being winded, reported fit yesterday and Kiwi star Henry Paul returned from international duty.