: to gradually end an
event or activity such as a meeting, making sure that it finishes at the right
About 40 minutes after the interview starts, the
interviewer will signal to you to start winding up.
OK, just to wind up, could I summarize what
wind up something
He was fired and the board would give him
no more time to wind up his affairs.
wind something up
Mark wanted to wind the meeting up quickly
because he had a plane to catch.
It's time to wind things up - I have something
else to do.
: to formally or
officially end a meeting, public event, speech etc. by doing one final thing
When the investigation is concluded, the
results will be sent to the US Attorney's office.
conclude something with something
Ralph Ellis, Managing Director, concluded
the conference with a review of the trading year.
He concluded with an appeal to everyone to
support the campaign.
Each chapter concludes with a short summary.
conclude by doing something
She concluded by saying she was proud to be
I'd like to conclude by thanking everyone
who has worked so hard to make this conference possible.
: to do something as a
way of ending an event, performance etc. in a suitable or satisfactory way
round off something
To round off National Peace Week, a concert
was organized in the park.
round off something with something
She rounded off the meal with some cheese.
It was the perfect way to round off the
She served us a splendid dinner, rounded
off with a marvelous orange mousse.
They rounded off the day with a barbecue at
You can round off the evening with a visit
to the nightclub.
bring something to an end/to a close
: to formally finish a meeting, lesson, process etc.
The committee has brought to a close one of
the longest-running Senate investigations ever.
The trial was swiftly brought to an end.