Synonym of winding up

Verb

(usually used in third person form "gets") Annoying or irritating (someone)
getting annoying irritating exasperating angering irking vexing inflaming putting out nettling needling provoking incensing infuriating maddening rubbing up the wrong way aggravating peeving miffing riling getting to hacking off giving someone the hump driving mad driving crazy driving nuts making someone see red agitating bothering bugging narking getting across teeing off perturbing ticking off displeasing eating grating ruffling burning up chafing disturbing frustrating enraging galling firing up upsetting getting in someone's hair getting on one's nerves getting on someone's nerves getting on someone's tits getting someone's back up getting someone's dander up getting someone's goat getting someone's hackles up getting someone's wick getting under someone's skin getting up someone's nose gnawing harrying making someone's blood boil making someone's hackles rise rattling someone's cage ruffling someone's feathers trying someone's patience piquing rankling graveling gravelling riding antagonizing hassling rasping driving up the wall antagonising harassing goading persecuting offending exacerbating humping spiting bumming out frosting pestering roiling griping getting at hacking you off itching outraging teasing making angry getting on your nerves troubling worrying plaguing nagging driving to distraction fretting affronting giving someone the pip putting your back up making cross getting your back up rubbing the wrong way tormenting iring driving round the bend driving round the twist distressing baiting badgering bedevilling bedeviling enflaming madding making your blood boil getting your goat making waves steaming up giving a hard time disgruntling rattling getting someone getting in your hair egging on taunting rankling with discomposing niggling exciting getting under your skin cheesing off disgusting sending into a rage stirring up abrading getting under one's skin getting on someone's wick stinging molesting disquieting dissatisfying giving someone grief getting on your wick getting your dander up turning off grating on asking for it empurpling trying umbraging making blood boil getting one's goat burning getting under skin pricking dismaying incommoding flustering unnerving beleaguering discountenancing insulting hounding embittering jarring on getting across someone crazing hitting where one lives chagrining hacking picking on raising your hackles driving bananas rubbing you up the wrong way putting someone's back up getting a rise out of getting on somebody's nerves making you see red prodding breaking henpecking nudging unsettling disconcerting torturing depressing getting up your nose inciting mortifying working on heating up throwing afflicting flurrying paining souring hurting fazing wounding unhinging hazing heckling inconveniencing disappointing discombobulating fussing grilling throwing off balance bumming crossing browning off mithering biting making your hackles rise flooring getting your hackles up making somebody's blood boil sticking in one's craw distracting setting one's teeth on edge acerbating distempering trying one's patience working up wearing on putting someone's nose out of joint getting on nerves trying your patience raising hell rousing irritating greatly embarrassing dogging spurring getting on someone ruffling one's feathers chiding wigging winding somebody up driving you up the wall eating away at giving a bad time mixing up getting in one's hair tiffing huffing stewing petting steaming messing with messing pushing someon's buttons bristling riling up rubbing one the wrong way eating at taking a rise out of starting setting on setting one off working into lather putting someone out discouraging boiling making sore blowing up arousing losing one's temper examining tweaking hectoring quizzing running up the wrong way questioning making you angry whipping up trying the patience of disheartening putting your nose out of joint discommoding giving the business igniting quickening grabbing attracting interesting motivating awaking absorbing driving you crazy dispiriting driving out of mind making livid driving you to distraction driving you out of your mind driving you round the bend shattering driving you off your head driving somebody up the wall driving you round the twist possessing scandalizing making one see red alarming confusing disaffecting chillin demoralizing discontenting chilling daunting unmanning getting up somebody's nose getting on the wrong side of grieving disobliging capping revolting curdling perplexing repelling zinging mispleasing cooling winging sounding discomfiting shaking frightening playing dirty making discontented scandalising cutting to the quick demoralising stirring guying discomforting putting off affecting ribbing mocking ragging ailing enticing titillating making nervous shaking up ridiculing spooking concerning frazzling indisposing derailing keying up hurting somebody's feelings turning incapacitating bewildering weirding out flipping out freaking out flipping rocking the boat laying up saddening hagriding cramping turning on undoing pothering sickening alaruming confounding debilitating making a scene furbelowing blustering putting into a flap rattling one's cage putting someone off their stroke wearing frilling intimidating cowing disrupting stumping flummoxing browbeating throwing into tizzy causing someone to lose their composure fuddling bullying throwing into a tizz chaffing gibing leading on intriguing luring tempting beguiling alluring fascinating getting in the hair of razzing getting on the nerves of taking the mickey out of taking the piss out of charming thwarting baffling keeping someone hanging on tantalising making mouth water making someone's mouth water tantalizing flirting with keeping hanging keeping hanging on besetting oppressing agonizing burdening harrowing agonising stressing racking haunting exercising straining cursing appalling gnawing at nonplussing anguishing besieging chivvying making uneasy aggrieving scaring making anxious weighing down devilling deviling excruciating puzzling abashing causing suffering to taxing chivying pursuing lying heavy on panicking smiting taking aback dejecting blighting shocking fearing crushing horrifying obsessing terrorizing injuring sweating mystifying dumbfounding crucifying casting down keeping after keeping on at going on at terrorising assailing traumatizing interrupting nauseating importuning dissing muddling making uncomfortable throwing off causing anxiety to nagging at weighing heavily on traumatising intruding upon startling overwhelming dampening deranging victimizing pressing criticizing dashing wearying addling wringing dunning terrifying beating attacking preoccupying making miserable preying on hanging over putting down imposing on criticising psyching out dumping on bending someone's ear putting on the spot hanging up victimising causing trouble to destabilizing disordering brooding devastating slighting repulsing harming jarring deterring bamboozling desolating confronting disarranging tiring unbalancing moving surprising befuddling dazing slapping interfering abasing suffering martyring making wretched feeling uneasy beating down harping on at bleeding weighing making unhappy putting in a spot weighing on causing discomfort to losing sleep destabilising breathing down someone's neck putting to trouble putting a damper on knocking for six wearing out causing anguish to sapping facing testing bemusing subduing jeering scolding damaging stupefying disillusioning overawing domineering festering stretching carping draining awing aweing berating lowering foxing disorienting buffaloing mazing reviling imposing despairing jolting disparaging disorganizing scarring scorning pressurizing disrespecting enervating befogging disarraying caviling cavilling reproaching meddling mistreating gripping relucting pressing down on bringing down posing muddying picking at disorientating pushing upbraiding boring stunning concerning oneself stressing out making despondent making fretful disenchanting taking making self-conscious breaking one's heart fuming visiting making it hot for someone pecking at tearing making it tough hurting someone's feelings getting in a sweat getting down lousing up balling up knocking sideways getting in a fluster driving insane making someone scratch their head inflicting anguish on punishing infesting tormenting oneself making things hot for someone intoxicating leaning on getting in a tizz hurting one's feelings pulling the rug out from under giving offence to getting worked up hunting getting in a tizzy getting in a panic pulling the rug from under throwing into a tizzy getting overwrought getting in a flap losing sleep over wronging imposing upon getting in a lather giving trouble causing concern to torturing oneself causing agony to going to one's head intruding niggling at blowing one's mind getting in a state making punchy setting someone back on their heels pushing buttons getting someone down doing in pressurising causing anxiety getting steamed up letting down buffeting dulling buffetting inebriating aching occupying exhausting heating hurrying bedogging compressing squeezing pinching causing annoyance to causing resentment to excoriating recurring reminding insisting cutting insisting on bustling causing disquiet to finding fault tangling searing giving someone hell putting to some trouble being stimulating hurting the feelings of tearing to pieces knocking off balance consternating buttonholing resenting eating up shaming unquieting pushing one's buttons making restless preying on one's mind complicating astounding getting in the way amazing staying with coming back to putting off his or her stride taking the wind out of someone's sails worsting humiliating making downhearted chevying belabouring feeling unwell feeling pain causing to panic barracking booing making it tough for cutting up strapping doing a number on arousing anxiety in nit-picking throwing a curve blinding knocking props out unstringing fraying tattering eroding taking over taking control of fermenting sending into a spin putting on edge envenoming rousting foiling grizzling prostrating repressing causing to lose heart deprecating drooping jarring upon setting your teeth on edge grating upon wearing upon dizzying catching somebody unawares astonishing catching somebody off balance dwelling on biting one's nails getting stressed having qualms tiring out making severe demands on making demands on putting a strain on shouting down deeply upsetting inflicting trauma making flip macerating foraying ventilating noodging bullyragging working someone up bugging up despoiling jerking around boning leading someone a merry dance playing cat and mouse putting through wringer rubbing salt in wound alienating poisoning accosting obtruding encroaching breaking in demeaning sticking it to lying heavily on bringing pressure to bear on giving it to dishing it out putting pressure on preying on your mind dishing out overcharging crabbing begrudging getting even grudging upsetting the apple cart cramping style wearing down scouring hissing finding fault with grinding paralysing becoming bored grating at having had enough making fed up losing patience dementing jumbling rummaging downing displacing putting sticking the knife into singling out exiling expelling dragooning getting the knife into discrediting dishonouring knocking the wind out of ill-treating hurting deeply causing pain to harshing one's mellow lampooning affrighting slandering dispraising abusing giving the cold shoulder giving a zinger pushing the buttons of thumbing nose at causing suffering causing anguish throwing into confusion throwing into disorder causing sorrow lambasting mourning throwing into uproar causing offense causing inconvenience to creating difficulties for making awkward making ashamed owning showing up raging wearing away biting into gnawing away at scraping away wearing to shreds disengaging detaching sending over the edge separating disconnecting uncoupling unhitching unfastening deriding screwing up filling with consternation paralyzing giving someone a turn fouling up putting the wind up someone messing up snafuing mucking up shouting at butting in jibing at shouting catcalls at making game of making a monkey of dishonoring putting out of countenance catching one short putting in a hole subjugating suppressing stifling horning in on intruding on butting in on interfering with barging in on entangling hampering inflicting aggressing belaboring bombarding jumping on one's case giving the needle falling on giving one the business putting the squeeze on falling upon starting in on scratching around ragging on yapping at searching high heaven disadvantaging catching sweating out befalling wreaking wrecking devitalizing smothering diminishing weakening squelching making resentful jaundicing empoisoning making bitter jeering at sneering scoffing at twitting sledging gibing at sneering at casting a gloom upon dragging damping running down making gloomy darkening making sad turning one off pouring cold water on throwing cold water on bringing tears to your eyes knocking the stuffing out of breaking someone's heart making someone fed up harshing someone's mellow giving someone the blues reducing to tears making desolate making your heart bleed bearing down keeping under extinguishing defeating humbling deadening overcoming curbing quelling overpowering worsening discommodating putting someone to trouble giving someone bother causing someone difficulty making someone go out of his way overriding tyrannizing louting twittering disdaining jabbing scouting poking fun at making sport of slamming rallying making fun of flouting swipeing at digging bringing one down dampening spirits wildering making blue putting into a funk chastening breaking the heart of dragging down fogging flabbergasting bearing down on casting a pall over damping down enslaving tyrannizing over dominating tyrannising obfuscating snowing making rancorous acidulating venoming estranging bittering avenging descending on descending upon bringing down on forcing upon making ill setting thinking stymieing bringing up short causing to be at a stand staggering messing with one's head setting someone thinking moping seizing depredating extorting blackmailing devouring raiding taking advantage of plundering killing feeding on fleecing living off loading living on exploiting consuming having an adverse effect on striking down going against the grain making unwell causing illness to causing problems disagreeing sorrowing upsetting oneself complaining sighing pining tensing overtaxing pressuring overstretching hindering impeding grossing out squicking carping at grumbling whining feeling unhappy turning one's stomach making one sick causing aversion surfeiting causing to feel nauseous turning your stomach palling offending morals of abominating making someone want to throw up cloying on making shudder filling with loathing threatening distressing oneself making a fuss carrying a heavy load upsetting yourself taking on distressing yourself getting into a dither eating one's heart out sweating it out feeling peeved dithering enduring abiding exerting stomaching dreading standing going tolerating brooking putting on trial crunching tensing up overdoing pushing to the limit overextending making tense causing to feel mental strain causing to feel emotional strain putting in traction staying the course sticking it out striking imperilling endangering imperiling jeoparding periling adventuring jeopardizing venturing risking compromising hazarding issuing threats to whipping around scaring hell out of impending putting heat on menacing pushing around jeopardising gambling with uttering threats to looming portending getting in a tiz-woz going through the mill

Verb

To be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
exciting provoking inciting riling stirring up fomenting impassioning inflaming rallying roiling rousing stirring triggering aggravating agitating animating electrifying firing up goading inspiring instigating arousing enthusing galvanizing incensing irking priming ruffling stimulating whipping up baiting charging egging on eliciting encouraging enlivening grilling kindling piquing pumping up revving up setting off vexing vivifying working up activating angering awakening bringing about bringing out causing charging up commoving energising energizing enkindling galvanising jolting motivating needling pepping up sparking off touching off triggering off working into lather chafing discomposing flustering inducing infuriating intensifying maddening offending shaking shaking up starting taunting upsetting waking up feeding the fire moving inspiriting driving invigorating spurring juicing up activizing livening up envigorating titillating getting to spooking jazzing up working startling disturbing wakening exhilarating awaking prodding waking bestirring getting going whetting keying up heightening magnifying lighting a fire under urging bugging steaming up redoubling asking for it deepening challenging spurring on innerving making waves quickening reviving firing the enthusiasm of mounting crazing enhancing firing the imagination of innervating intensating prompting initiating generating producing creating sparking giving rise to setting in motion occasioning engendering beginning impelling precipitating putting in motion pushing making fostering effectuating promoting instituting launching bringing on effecting establishing originating introducing leading to developing begetting influencing resulting in actuating bringing breeding affecting catalyzing inaugurating catalysing pressing propelling persuading commencing raising evoking abetting setting up pricking compelling hatching contributing to swaying founding innovating bringing to pass spawning pioneering fermenting invoking nudging kicking off leading starting off translating into firing constituting brewing yielding kick-starting calling forth opening coercing putting up to organizing incentivizing inclining instilling installing bringing into being organising emboldening cultivating pressuring exhorting planting advancing picking forcing embarking on heartening starting the ball rolling putting in place vitalizing steeling enticing enacting stinging forging furthering contriving setting on ushering in actualizing forming siccing fueling fuelling building hounding buoying inventing igniting dragooning filliping conceiving impressing engineering making for pressurizing getting buoying up fanning starting up setting making happen making possible dreaming up strengthening tempting turning on getting under way entering into setting going pressurising boosting devising designing culminating in helping ending in cheering refreshing uplifting assembling procuring constructing necessitating thrilling spearheading revivifying touching increasing putting together coming out with whipping cooking up doing winning over authoring opening up inducting coming up with machinating sowing the seeds of cheering up composing jumping into bucking up talking into getting things rolling prevailing on bringing forth entering upon giving birth to fanning the flames of getting going on fortifying involving determining badgering drumming up revitalizing empowering contributing obliging rendering disposing inviting convincing gladdening directing forwarding building up discovering blazing a trail breaking new ground concocting planning amounting to predisposing boosting up cheering on harassing summoning up entailing chirking up bearing up bullying crafting coaxing leading off masterminding fashioning tearing into thinking up giving mobilizing launching into finishing in taking up having a part in jump-starting realising realizing fabricating geeing up psyching up drawing prevailing upon exalting setting about elating making a start on knocking up bringing into existence knocking together conducing to conducing falling to striking into getting off the ground drawing on getting down to getting off setting the ball rolling getting the show on the road getting cracking on firing with enthusiasm revitalising laying the foundations of rooting on leading the way bearing ringing in adding up to mobilising drawing forth embarking upon sounding corrupting paying off improving stoking up undertaking incentifying revolutionizing having nurturing reassuring brightening evolving bribing jumpstarting enheartening egging trailblazing bolstering pushing forward formulating controlling restoring materializing assuring nursing conditioning adding to regulating giving incentive biasing biassing constraining playing a part in suborning floating spiking bracing converting running going about conceiving of manoeuvring maneuvering securing asking achieving driving on having a hand in meaning turning out throwing together playing a role in inveigling hassling fathering drawing up starting on soliciting issuing mustering giving shot in arm scheming spiriting someone up prevailing getting at seducing acting upon spelling striking endowing gingering up exercising making up knocking off throwing up starting out putting up getting underway countenancing redounding to terminating in informing being responsible for making the first move agitating for revolutionising bringing off getting stuck into breaking the ice causing to happen laying the first stone of materialising shaping zipping up embarking approaching blazing leaning on causing to be setting afoot setting a trend moulding rigging amping up adding fuel commencing on sending acting as a stimulus to drawing out bringing back rowelling bringing around getting going with taking the lead in molding roweling getting the ball rolling starting ball rolling livening causing to occur getting show on road refining honing whomping up coining cajoling reawakening hooking intriguing incorporating executing imagining presenting expediting grabbing resulting setting in implanting lodging bringing up getting someone going advising impacting cranking up setting down having as a consequence having as a result imbuing infusing lashing rousting chivvying improvising posing satisfying gaining suggesting to hinting to imposing on orienting acting as an incentive to giving incentive to setting astir predetermining setting an example lighting the way putting into action agitating against reigniting rekindling hammering out kicking something off accomplishing being a factor in giving life to lighting up casting piecing erecting germinating recalling calling into being enduing infecting giving one an idea carrying giving impetus beghasting inculcating ordaining settling up structuring running up suscitating applauding juicing fanning the fire patenting parenting procreating opening the door for attaining giving new life to breathing new life into giving a buzz making alive bringing to life breathing life into attempting crowding jogging memory reminding putting a bomb under assisting enforcing disinhibiting steering educing summoning aiding carrying off being partly responsible for having the effect of carrying through oiling the wheels of pulling off exacerbating sowing warming stirring embers adding fuel to fire switching on calling to mind initiating things breaking ground comforting spiriting up causing to become riding herd on pleasing teasing bringing in setting on foot conjuring up causing to appear resurrecting calling up bowing getting something off the ground convening raising the curtain irritating calling down resuscitating intoxicating giving a boost to reenforcing tickling tantalizing mustering up getting up working on impressing on making willing bringing round nourishing entering on digging building a fire under reactivating reanimating adding fuel to the flames calling alerting tantalising making wild heating up instating laying the foundation dictating coming into being getting cracking getting one's feet wet going ahead getting weaving on ringing up the curtain on getting weaving scratching the surface getting down to business hitting the ground running coming into existence risking sowing the seeds fanning the flames reinvigorating getting to grips with beginning work on addressing oneself to considering starting the ball rolling on reinforcing consoling praising favouring favoring debuting fixing up entering bringing forward knocking down admitting phasing in setting forth unveiling paving the way acting as a incentive to giving the incentive to vivificating springing dispatching growing guiding deciding bursting into breaking the seal breaking into rolling out serving bielding propping up raising your spirits boosting someone's morale raising the morale of giving a shot in the arm to stimulating spiritually giving confidence to giving hope to lifting the spirits of stiffening the resolve of succouring costing getting ball rolling breaking the ice on getting feet wet laying the cornerstone of setting the ball rolling on introing putting in taking action on taking the first step preparing the way taking the initiative making a start laying the first stone enriching modernizing managing approving tackling administering conducting framing arranging begging paving the way for modernising succoring giving a leg up orchestrating superintending supervising stage-managing coordinating brainstorming pleading enjoining finessing finagling negotiating manipulating wangling breaking through beseeching admonishing imploring entreating adjuring presiding over requesting appealing insisting working out squaring overseeing having the bright idea of thinking of channeling channelling nagging sanctioning bringing to bear arguing into impacting on carrying weight having an effect on training ruling pulling strings wheedling proposing starting to using pressure on twisting someone's arm putting the screws on railroading into trying to persuade bulldozing into pushing for putting pressure on insisting on rationalizing calling on appealing to putting the heat on rationalising conjuring commending preparing proceeding with crystallizing getting on with going ahead with setting upon preparing the way for colonising taking the lead taking the initiative in leading the way for showing the way on colonizing laying the groundwork on pushing the envelope going out in front exploring mapping out laying the groundwork for taking the lead on showing the way buying off rewarding fixing luring buying transpiring nobbling keeping someone sweet making a deal soaping sugaring perverting influencing by gifts tampering buying back giving someone a backhander giving someone a sweetener intimidating oiling the palm of sweetening the pot tipping taking care of doing business lubricating greasing palm giving an inducement to propagating crystallising lifting plotting hinting rabble-rousing insinuating suggesting elevating

Verb

Present participle for to finish or conclude
ceasing dead-ending dying discontinuing elapsing expiring going lapsing passing quitting stopping breaking off breaking up closing closing out completing concluding determining doing ending finalising finalizing finishing halting leaving off letting up liquidating settling terminating winking out cleaning up closing down ending up finishing up shutting down wrapping up rounding off rounding out bringing to a close bringing to an end coming to the end tiing up loose ends coming to an end putting a stop to finishing off dropping packing in suspending fulfilling knocking off putting an end to dissolving desisting axing cutting off consummating sewing up running down giving up desisting from drawing to a close laying off packing up calling a halt to giving over cutting out bringing to a halt calling it a day breaking culminating cutting short pulling the plug on interrupting achieving accomplishing belaying bringing to a conclusion polishing off shutting off topping off setting the seal on cancelling canceling abolishing abandoning capping pausing clinching crowning winding down calling a halt adjourning petering out carrying out putting to bed running out calling it quits withdrawing refraining from polishing phasing out bringing to a stop giving something the chop perfecting nipping in the bud surceasing knocking something on the head scrubbing wrapping coming to a standstill coming to a halt coming to a close disappearing aborting fading away vanishing putting the kibosh on packing it in putting a period to scrapping nailing cutting intermitting realizing performing effectuating annulling executing easing off actualizing coming to a stop recessing bringing to a standstill tying up staying sorting out bringing to fruition getting through carrying off laying off of putting the lid on dying down realising getting done dying away running its course dying out fading dwindling biting the dust melting away dispensing with getting rid of doing away with pulling the plug complementing deactivating arresting refraining proroguing curbing resolving securing putting the finishing touches on making up bringing to maturity putting the last touches on going whole hog making good doing thoroughly going through with making perfect adding the finishing touch to going the limit adding the final touch to calling off confirming relinquishing establishing stemming putting a lid on killing putting paid to coming to rest discharging immobilizing scratching disconnecting immobilising fizzling out sealing holding up buttoning down folding up abating becoming invalid cutting it out becoming obsolete selling out shaking hands on forgoing evanishing blowing over evaporating abstaining from renouncing waning ceasing to exist passing away putting the finishing touches to ebbing becoming void bringing to a end abstaining failing disbanding withholding disrupting quelling subduing suppressing quashing bringing down curtain cinching drawing to close departing sundering shutting rounding up hanging up carrying through shuttering folding coming to a conclusion doing for stifling going by trailing off tailing off bankrupting backing off getting shot of disposing of getting shut of winding something up switching off nipping something in the bud kicking quitting cold turkey getting on the wagon kicking over hanging it up forbearing from eschewing quitting cold kicking the habit doing without taking the cure avoiding climaxing turning out resulting turning out to be guaranteeing ensuring assuring stamping making certain putting the stopper on reaching a finale leading up to coming to a head building up to interposing disuniting intervening dissevering separating disjoining parting putting lid on putting away topping it off mopping up calling a day putting into effect putting the finishing touch to taking care of putting the tin lid on putting finishing touch on throwing in the sponge throwing in the towel getting out of forsaking getting off stopping trying pulling out of forletting checking putting into liquidation blowing off bagging it eliminating gradually stopping using removing gradually replacing gradually withdrawing gradually blocking closing the books terminating the account closing the door on clearing slipping away transpiring flying by impeding obstructing drawing to a halt stopping dead turning back frustrating being coming out reaching coming in extinguishing prorogating eliminating stalling barring reaching a standstill stopping in one's tracks cooling it collapsing hampering stilling standing holding catching hobbling taking a break taking time out easing up having a break having a breather taking a breather resting taking time off taking ten buttoning up cutting loose bringing to an untimely end freezing staunching hesitating faltering wavering teetering dithering blowing the whistle on scrupling fetching up putting a cork in bringing to standstill holding back hanging back drawing to a stand vacillating drawing up wabbling limping bringing up pulling up shilly-shallying wobbling staggering stumbling wiggle-waggling holding at bay balancing stemming the flow whiffling placing diminishing retrograding going down subsiding decaying sinking deteriorating moldering wearing away weakening going downhill wilting withering growing less fading out degenerating decreasing crumbling going dead running low lessening slackening evanescing moderating mouldering drooping bating receding falling away declining dilapidating deciding shutting up agreeing negotiating brokering working out coming to terms on firming up completing the arrangements for reaching terms on hammering out agreeing on thrashing out reaching an agreement putting the icing on the cake shaking hands getting rid of by stages swearing off forbearing shunning forswearing jacking in abjuring steering clear of giving a wide berth to keeping from curtailing withholding from rejecting keeping going without resisting the temptation to having done with revoking rescinding repealing crying off shelving having nothing to do with shortening leaving unfinished restraining oneself from stopping oneself from stopping work severing ignoring refusing recalling calling not doing stopping oneself leaving alone foregoing restraining stopping short fighting shy of sacrificing giving a rest postponing inhibiting preventing closing off dissociating holding back from nullifying jacking it in spurning keeping off preventing oneself from preventing yourself from ceasing to indulge in bringing to end bringing stopping midstream knocks it off setting aside laying aside backing out of succeeding leaving lying by spelling stopping doing breaking into disturbing cutting into interfering with saying goodbye to despairing conceding defeat giving in surrendering admitting defeat losing heart capitulating resigning yielding heading off downing tools bridling restraining oneself escaping going easy restraining yourself declining to evading omitting abbreviating breaking short abridging stopping cold stopping in full flow clipping truncating jacking something in sitting out not touching resisting going on the wagon avoiding doing taking the pledge passing up giving up hope abandoning hope coming off snubbing carving excluding excising removing isolating marginalizing ousting extirpating overlooking usurping extracting exsecting deleting calling a stop to shaking withdrawing from divorcing finishing with wiping out remitting breaking with parting from dusting off forgetting about throwing up retiring from parting with resigning from eighty-sixing turning your back on forfeiting jilting ditching finishing work clocking off finishing working closing shop marginalising cutting dead taking away taking out withcalling leaving work bringing to a premature end taking five finishing the working day

Verb

Present participle for tease or make fun of
fooling kidding teasing having somebody on making fun of pulling somebody's leg telling somebody stories chaffing ribbing joshing razzing taunting deriding mocking ragging ridiculing joking twitting poking fun at jiving laughing at jeering at scoffing at taking the mickey out of jibing at rallying ragging on goofing on funning slinging off at poking mullock at making jokes about quizzing satirizing making sport of sending up chiacking jesting bantering making a monkey of satirising taking the piss out of roasting jeering japing guying riding flouting smoking needling lampooning parodying gibing shucking quipping scorning having on jollying flouting at making a monkey out of sneering at rotting pillorying treating with contempt scoffing wisecracking putting on gagging pulling someone's leg fooling around messing around fooling about burlesquing caricaturing mimicking baiting slanging goading sneering jibing picking on yukking yucking hazing poking borak at treating contemptuously heckling showing up annoying harassing hoaxing scouting skewering heaping scorn on holding up to shame sledging playing a practical joke shooting down spoofing winding someone up putting down messing about pulling someone's chain humiliating playing a prank pulling one's leg holding up to ridicule calling names frazzling playing pretending having a joke with taking the mickey punning sallying amusing laughing pranking flipping entertaining diverting travestying pouring scorn on tearing to pieces making a laughing-stock deflating panning making someone a laughing stock unmasking exposing laughing out of court running down exposing to ridicule cartooning pooh-poohing railing at making a fool of fleering making a game of insulting making mischief larking about tricking larking around setting up larking buffooning hooting thumbing nose at showing contempt for showing contempt tormenting girding plaguing worrying hassling bothering pestering harrying messing gambolling messing someone around shucking someone playing tricks frolicking making a monkey out of someone putting someone on playing the fool messing someone about gamboling playing a trick having someone on rotting someone playing a joke provoking badgering irritating bedeviling aggravating bedevilling hectoring playing a joke on vexing importuning dogging gnawing leading on tantalising snapping deviling disturbing slamming tantalizing leading somebody on nudging swipeing at flirting with sounding giving a hard time devilling beleaguering playing a practical joke on taking a rise out of getting a rise out of joking with taking off dissing disparaging belittling aping imitating disdaining dismissing contemning reviling doing knocking slighting impersonating criticizing despising discounting disrespecting criticising denigrating offending affronting detracting outraging pasquinading vilifying perverting distorting squibbing louting rejecting trashing slapping misrepresenting jabbing dumping on exaggerating wounding railing raspberrying pastiching making a joke of cutting down slurring smiling at sniggering at snickering at censuring shamming playing on making a mockery of detracting from doing a number on staying pulling your leg boning ridging copying miming doing an impression of doing a takeoff of twisting gibing at getting at upbraiding twittering digging reproaching hoodwinking cozening bamboozling flimflamming beguiling yanking somebody's chain gulling deluding misleading duping deceiving conning taking in slagging off discrediting booing disbelieving fleering at scouting at making light of digging at deprecating depreciating snubbing minimizing decrying refusing curling your lip at turning back on pissing over abhorring defying hating sniffing at spurning looking down upon confuting turning down spitting in the face of renouncing misprizing being above shunning rebuffing turning up your nose at pissing on looking down on giving the Bronx cheer to avoiding repudiating considering beneath one spitting in the eye of blowing raspberries at spitting on turning nose up at refuting considering beneath you holding in contempt diminishing derogating vilipending demeaning rubbishing kissing off trash-talking talking down berating bad-mouthing dispraising playing down defaming crying down speaking ill of minimising

Verb

Present participle for to excite to an excessive degree

Noun

The point when a radio or television station shuts down transmission and goes off the air for a predetermined period, as used to happen overnight
closedown closing closing down closure shutting shutting down end conclusion finish ending termination discontinuation cessation close expiration stoppage halt discontinuance desistance shutdown stop arrest surcease arrestment lapse cutoff shutoff wind-up stopping cease check finale completion wrap-up stay offset suspension culmination windup curtains finis breaking off dissolution terminus end of the line ceasing halting finishing break pause interruption resolution standstill consummation freeze expiry denouement recess time-out cutting short endgame homestretch capper mop-up period outcome screaming halt grinding halt grand finale winding-up concluding folding cloture failure blockage occlusion dead stop full stop deadlock disruption brick wall screeching halt letup roadblock lull dead end finalization achievement wrap accomplishment fruition execution fulfilment dénouement death liquidation finalisation curtain fulfillment polishing off sewing up last stage run-in last final part end of the road final stage final act cancellation abortion cesser issue cut-off result kiss-off consequence payoff ballgame breakup effect cancelation disbandment cut-off point disbanding dispersal dismissal scattering summing-up summing up swan song upshot omega wane final scene coup de grace closing stages summation epilogue last part epilog catastrophe last act separation disestablishment disunion prorogation adjournment release split-up silence evaporation winding down solution defunction disappearance break-up let-up respite abandonment abeyance rest remission interval intermission break-off downtime layoff breather hiatus time off final stages gridlock desuetude determination retirement obstruction hindrance delay sign-off stopping point bottom line last word interlude climax coda peroration time out realization realisation perfection limit breakdown severance disjunction jam snafu walkout holdup lockout down hitch immobilization sit-down deduction alternation gap discontinuity withdrawal blackout curtailment suppression end result final word end-stage end-stages attainment target inhibition tie-up immobilisation holiday vacation staying prevention restraint checking stalling restraining leave hols breath schoolie stalemate impasse ten temporary closure interregnum logjam standoff stand outro eventuality Mexican standoff happy hour temporary cessation of business day off breathing spell cessation of business coffee break breathing space final point last stop bitter end final thoughts

Noun

The realization or fulfilment of a plan or project
fruition attainment fulfilment realisation realization actualization consummation maturity completion maturation perfection accomplishment achievement materialisation materialization ripeness close conclusion enjoyment finish resolution actuality effecting execution fulfillment implementation pass performance ripening success culmination effectuation fruitfulness gratification pleasure readiness reification satisfaction polishing off sewing up finishing closing prosecution enactment engineering procurement acquirement commission pursuance reaching perpetration fulfilling gaining production discharge concluding completing winning carrying through successful completion carrying out finalization termination ending end cessation dispatch completeness windup integration expiration finis curtains wrap-up wind-up hips finalisation swan song finishing point triumph undertaking feat conquest masterpiece coup act effort deed maneuver manoeuvre exploit master stroke successful resolution successful fulfillment successful conclusion successful consummation positive result successful execution tour de force successful finalization doing performing acquisition crowning discharging redemption conduct enforcement observance gain pursuit bringing off conducting baby achieving implementing acquiring obtaining administration practice operation getting hold of procuring contentedness kick contentment self-realization self-actualization self-fulfillment acquittal accomplishing pulling off kicks observance you got it just the ticket following pursuing profit exploits purchase action responsibility transaction committal committing feats effect rendering exercise contrivance application acts work getting securing realizing imposition carrying off bringing about reaping exertion employment carrying-out play serenity nirvana joy honoring honouring bringing to fruition bringing into being nuts and bolts succeeding realising arrival satisfying carrying into action arrival at putting into practice meeting retrieval obtainment collecting appropriation amassing collection inner peace acting playing salvage recovery making good portrayal staging adherence to personation representation depiction appearance personification play-acting impersonation playacting presentation acting out

Noun

Teasing or contemptuous language or behavior
mockery ridicule derision jeering scorn contempt scoffing disparagement joking sarcasm sneering teasing chaffing chiacking disdain disrespect jibing joshing kidding kidology ragging ribbing taunting contumely gibes goofing razzing gibe insult jeer sport taking the mickey caricature parody satire burlesque badinage banter sneer travesty raillery taunt chaff dig lampoon persiflage rib laughter irony farce jab comeback slam razz swipe mimicry sneers taunts roast jibes twitting rally buffoonery needling foolery put down leer sardonicism mordancy put-on parting shot pulling someone's chain bitterness sharpness acerbity cynicism acrimony causticity trenchancy causticness superciliousness rancor lampooning send-up scornfulness fun spoof rancour corrosiveness aspersion cut jesting mordacity takeoff criticism censure invective acidity acridity pasquinade despite joke skit imitation wisecrack obloquy disregard wit repartee despisal flouting pleasantry slight denigration disapproval scoff dislike dump hatred disgust cartoon distaste jibe aversion take-off antipathy play catcall pastiche barb sendup brickbat jest affront Bronx cheer contemptuousness drollery deprecation loathing crack slap bantering distortion condescension odium opprobrium sham venom detestation abhorrence backchat cutting remark backhanded compliment squib repugnance malice lampoonery despisement misprision despitefulness impersonation impression outrage misrepresentation give-and-take hate copy brutality forcefulness directness incisiveness outspokenness josh derisiveness provocation acridness tartness slur insinuation asperity leg-pulling japing virulence acidness vitriol cattiness facetiousness snigger snidery bile virulency goading ridiculing sledge roasting good-humoured mockery asteism simulation mocking comedy jeers reproach hiss boo insults vilification distorted drawing backhander pilgarlic rag ride twit tease rank-out takedown pasquil sketch pooh-poohing false impression exaggerated drawing falsification libel slap in the face dirty dig verbal abuse snappy comeback skylarking clowning about antics jokes fooling around mischief clowning around abuse frolic merriment mirth hauteur indifference arrogance hoot haughtiness snobbishness wordplay shout escapade jollification horseplay mummery tomfoolery trifling nonsense jollity aloofness acid hissing snort bird heckling raspberry catcalling hectoring booing shouting interruption perversion wryness backhandedness sarkiness ripostes swordplay sallies wisecracks quipping crosstalk quips dismissiveness lordliness absurdity barracking knocking jocularity witticisms witticism pasticcio pappyshow corruption charade bants abomination insolence loftiness superbity pride mime pale imitation mock-heroic apology play-on animosity shame hostility pantomime gossip witty remarks exchange chitchat playful jab witty conversation dissing bons mots small talk practical joke revulsion horror repulsion pique antagonism malignance disrelish ill feeling resentment coldness malevolence frost ill will malignity grudge prejudice objection rankling bad feeling displeasure spite execration animus strong dislike enmity mislike extreme dislike poor substitute apology for excuse for exaggeration poor imitation pretence pretense mock snobbery defiance stubbornness disesteem recalcitrance audacity indignity

Adjective

Last in order, sequence, or time

Antonym of winding up

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