Meaning of wind-down in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwʌɪnddaʊn/


in singular
  • A gradual lessening of activity, intensity, or scale as something comes to an end.

    ‘the wind-down of space exploration’
    • ‘But if I wasn't doing it, I'd be on the wind-down to Christmas, so it's nice to get a piece of work out of it.’
    • ‘However, the final minute is just a wind-down of the main elements, for mixing purposes, so you've not missed anything too critical.’
    • ‘Again the Government changed tack, introducing a phased wind-down of the scheme for an additional six months.’
    • ‘Each Sunday night we have dinner with Kian, Amelia, Ivy and Tom as a wind-down to the weekend.’
    • ‘The final track comes as a wind-down, complete with wave sounds and lullaby-like female cooings.’