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windup

[′wīn‚dəp]
(mechanical engineering)
The twisting of a shaft under a torsional load, usually resulting in vibration and other undesirable effects as the shaft relaxes.
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Schylling's long list of toy categories including Classics, Games, Retro Toys, Ride-Ons, Pretend Play, Just for Fun, Magic, Arts & Crafts, Great Outdoors, Tents, Die-Cast, Money Matters, Music, Sock Monkey, and BeBots tin wind-ups featuring Star Wars and Pixar characters as well as Curious George.
"If you can't back up your wind-up then it's wiser not to come out with it in the first place.
"I broke the news to everyone then found out it was a wind-up so I wasn't sure if the game was on or off when the call really did come in."
"ButitturnsoutIwastalking to some comedian bloke who does wind-ups and I was his next victim.
"The outcome of a game can drastically affect the mood for the worse for the team that loses and for the better for the team that wins and so offers the opportunity for banter and for wind-ups.
HIBS star Chris Hogg has heard all about Mixu Paatelainen's legendary wind-ups during his playing days at Easter Road.
It was probably the most legendary wind-up in an Ibrox dressing-room renowned for stitching each other up.
The England and Manchester United star - who produces the ITV series All Star Wind-Ups - was devastated to hear how a stunt involving Jayne was, er, ballsed up.
"We had it at Livingston with the likes of Liam Kelly who was absolutely brilliant with wind-ups galore.
We knew it would be scrappy and that there would be wind-ups and time wasting.
KRIS BOYD insists Alfredo Morelos needs to stop being a sucker for defensive wind-ups if he wants to bag 25 goals a season for Rangers.