wind down

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wind down(
wihnd
 
daun
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to relax)
a. relajarse
I like to wind down with a bubble bath.Me gusta relajarme con un baño de espuma.
2. (to run out of power)
a. pararse
It's an old-fashioned clock that winds down once a week.Es un reloj antiguo que se para una vez por semana.
3. (to draw to a close)
a. reducirse
Sales are winding down for the end of the year.Las ventas se están reduciendo al aproximarse el fin del año.
b. ir concluyendo
It's 1 am and the celebration is winding down.Es la 1 am y la celebración va concluyendo.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
4. (to draw to a close)
a. reducir paulatinamente
The elections are in two days, so we're winding down the campaign.Las elecciones son en dos días, así que estamos reduciendo la campaña paulatinamente.
5. (to lower something)
a. bajar
Would you please wind down the window? I want to feel the breeze.¿Podrías bajar la ventana, por favor? Quiero sentir la brisa.
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wind down
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (car window)
a. bajar, abrir
2. (reduce; production)
a. ir reduciendo
3. (company)
a. ir reduciendo la actividad de
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (party, meeting)
a. ir concluyendo
5. (colloquial)
a. relajarse (person)
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