little hotel a few miles from town. Ç [+adj] If you take risks like that you¶ll wind updead.
wind 'up | wind sth 'up
to bring sth such as a speech or meeting to an end:The speaker was just windingup when the door was flung open. Ç If we all agree, let¶s wind up the discussion.
wind sb 'up
(BrE, informal) to deliberately say or do sth in order to annoy sb:Calm down! Can¶tyou see he¶s only winding you up? Ç That can¶t be true! You¶re winding meup.²related noun wind-up
wind sth 'up
1 to stop running a company, business, etc. and close it completely2 to make sth such as the window of a car move upwards by turning a handle,pressing a button, etc.
be none the 'wiser | not be any the 'wiser
1 to not understand sth, even after it has been explained to you:I¶ve read theinstructions, but I¶m still none the wiser.2 to not know or find out about sth bad that sb has done:If you put the moneyback, no one will be any the wiser.
be wise after the e'vent
(often disapproving) to understand sth, or realize what you should have done, onlyafter sth has happened
be / get 'wise to sb/sth
(informal) to become aware that sb is being dishonest:He thought he could fool mebut I got wise to him.
put sb 'wise (to sth)
(informal) to inform sb about sth
wish sth a'way
to try to get rid of sth by wishing it did not exist
'wish sb/sth on sb
(informal) (used in negative sentences) to want sb to have sth unpleasant:Iwouldn¶t wish something like that on my worst enemy.
work (at / on sth)