wiggle out; wiggle out of; wimp out; wind down; wind on; wind up; winkle out; wipe out; wire up; wise up

wiggle out
逃避或避免 (做某事)
He was supposed to be in charge but tried to wiggle out.

wiggle out of +
逃避或避免做某事
I wiggled out of having to work late.

wimp out
退卻;畏縮
I was going to have the hottest curry on the menu, but I wimped out and had a mild lamb Korma instead.

wind down
放鬆;使鬆弛
I’m going to wind down in the country this weekend and do nothing.

wind * down +
逐漸停止運作;使逐漸結束
They wound the committee down after the inquiry.

wind * on
把片子往前倒
He wound the video on to show us the scene.

wind up
以… 告終;落得個…的下場
If he doesn’t get his act together, he is going to wind up in jail.

wind * up +
關閉 (企業)
The company was wound up when the creditors demanded payment.

wind * up +
上緊手錶或類似機械的發條
He wound up the toy dog and set it on the floor.

wind * up +
使小孩或動物興奮、興高采烈、手足舞蹈
The kids always get wound up when Uncle Henry comes over.

wind * up +
使生氣;使惱怒
The children are really winding me up.

winkle * out +
好不容易才搜出或找出 (某人或某物);費了很大的勁才取得或弄到 (訊息等)
It took me a while to winkle the truth out of him.

wipe * out +
徹底毀滅,徹底消滅;謀殺,殺光
The tidal wave wiped out the small fishing village.

wipe * out +
使精疲力竭,使疲憊不堪
After surfing all day, I was completely wiped out.

wire * up +
給建築物接上電源;將電子設備的線路接好
She wired her new stereo system up as soon as she got home.

wise up
學聰明;弄清楚;瞭解內情或真相;識破,看透
His supervisor told him to wise up and start following the rules or else he’d lose his job.

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