Translation of wind up in Spanish:

wind up

darle cuerda a, v.

phrasal verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(tighten spring of)

      (toy/watch) darle cuerda a

    • 1.2(bring to conclusion)

      (speech/meeting/campaign) cerrar
      (speech/meeting/campaign) poner fin a

    • 1.3(close down)

      (company) cerrar
      (company) liquidar
      (partnership) liquidar

  • 2

    • 2.1(make excited)

      animar

    • 2.2

      (make angry) torear
      (make angry) darle manija a River Plate informal
      (tease) tomarle el pelo a informal

  • 3

    • 3.1informal (end up, find oneself)

      terminar
      acabar
      he'll wind up in jail va a terminar / acabar en la cárcel
      • I got on the wrong train and wound up in Boston me equivoqué de tren y fui a parar / a dar a Boston
      • we always seem to wind up arguing siempre terminamos / acabamos peleando
      • she wound up with a broken leg terminó / acabó con una pierna rota
      • he wound up with the largest share al final le tocó la parte más grande

    • 3.2(conclude)

      (speaker) concluir
      (speaker) terminar

    • 3.3(come to end)

      (campaign/project) concluir
      (campaign/project) terminar

    • 3.4

      it winds up at the back se le da cuerda por detrás