Origin of windup
Words nearby windup
How to use windup in a sentence
He even had his own windup soldier dance moves, subtle complements to the stepping, swag surfing and spiraling performed by his dance troupe.
In addition to good snapping and protection provided by his teammates, it helps that he doesn’t have a long windup to generate his power.
Hanrahan, the pitching coach for the Pirates’ Class AAA affiliate, recently told Crowe that his windup was too quick when throwing his slider.‘A bit older and smarter,’ former Nats prospect Wil Crowe gets fresh start with Pirates|Jesse Dougherty|June 17, 2021|Washington Post
After a couple of pitches with an exaggerated windup, he announces, “I think I’ll perplex him with my slow ball,” and delivers his famous Bugs Bunny change-up, which floats peacefully past three batters, each of whom strikes out swinging.‘Baseball Bugs’ at 75: How a Looney Tunes classic left its mark on America’s pastime|Frederic J. Frommer|February 25, 2021|Washington Post
Jon Lester eased into his windup from a few feet in front of the rubber.Nationals find bits of normalcy as spring training begins in West Palm Beach|Jesse Dougherty|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
After all that windup, it was finally time for Mitt Romney to make the most difficult and important sales pitch of his life.Paul Begala on Mitt Romney’s Epic Fail in His GOP Convention Speech|Paul Begala|August 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But his long windup also has given time for his team to build an operation, prepare for a long season, and raise money.
“I find that a bit of noise always helps after we get the windup with the bayonet, sir,” he explained to Dalroy.The Day of Wrath|Louis Tracy
It would have been something of a windup to send the boy to the penitentiary.Dominie Dean|Ellis Parker Butler
He stopped his windup and threw to Menken, who was covering the rubber and yelling to him to throw.Baseball Joe, Home Run King|Lester Chadwick
Our morning meal was like a capital English breakfast, with coffee by way of a windup.A Journey to the Centre of the Earth|Jules Verne
He was disguised as a prima ballerina for the purpose, and as a windup he danced, with great skill and abandon, a can-can.A Little Garrison|Fritz von der Kyrburg
British Dictionary definitions for windup
Other Idioms and Phrases with windup
Come or bring to a finish, as in The party was winding up, so we decided to leave, or Let's wind up the meeting and get back to work. [Early 1800s] Also see wind down.
Put in order, settle, as in She had to wind up her affairs before she could move. [Late 1700s]
Arrive somewhere following a course of action, end up, as in We got lost and wound up in another town altogether, or If you're careless with your bank account, you can wind up overdrawn. [Colloquial; early 1900s]