wind up into (something)

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wind up into (something)

1. To move up and into some place or area along a sinuous, twisting, or curving course. You'll have to follow the road for some time while it winds up into the hills.
2. To convey or deliver someone or something up and into some place or area along a sinuous, twisting, or curving course. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." The trail wound us up into the dense forest on the side of the mountain range.
3. To assume the shape or form of something as a result of twisting or coiling. These elastic cables wind up into a compact little ball when you release the tension on them.
4. To twist or coil something into a particular shape. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." I wound the wire up into a loop around my hand. Don't just wind up the rope into a big tangled mess like that! You need to do it neatly so we can unwind it again down the line.
5. To cause someone to enter an energetic or frenetic state. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." The politician's rhetoric was winding the crowd up into a frothing, bloodthirsty mob. She became like an entirely different person as the music wound her up into a frenzy of dancing and reckless abandon.
6. To cause someone to enter an anxious or agitated state. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." The thought of having to perform in front of a live audience wound me up into a ball of nerves and anxiety. The leaked memo from the chief financial officer has been winding up employees into a state of panic and uncertainty.
See also: up, wind
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