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Monday the 30th of April, 2012
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TO WIND DOWN

Good morning,

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Today we finish our set of Daily Vitamins about the verb TO WIND.

Today's verb is: TO WIND DOWN

Meaning 1: to refer to a mechanical object, like a clock, that is gradually losing power.

Example 1:
The toy rabbit is winding down. It's getting slower and slower. Turn the key to make it start again.

Meaning 2: to bring an activity gradually to its close (similar to TO WIND SOMETHING UP).

Example 2:
The dinner party has been a lot of fun, but now it's time to start winding things down. Who wants to help me wash the dishes?

Meaning 3: to relax.

Example 3:
After a long, hard day at work, I usually have a glass of wine and watch some TV to help myself wind down. What do you do to wind down after you've been working all day?

Speaking of winding down, now that we've wound down this set of Daily Vitamins, I'd like to thank Susana for her suggestion. If anybody else has a suggestion for a DV, please send us an e-mail.

Tomorrow is a national bank holiday in Spain, but we'll be back with a new Vitamin on Wednesday, May 2nd. We hope you can take advantage of the holiday to wind down!

See you on Wednesday.