This page is about the phrasal verb wind down
If you wind something down, you gradually reduce it or end it.
- wind down sth We're winding down production of gasoline-powered cars and increasing production of battery-powered cars.
- wind sth down Even if the army started winding the operation down tomorrow, it'd be another six months before all the troops had left.
"wind" is pronounced as in "wind the clock", not as in "the wind blew"
The developers of the apartment complex started winding down their advertising campaign when they'd sold
Contributor: Matt Errey