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Synonyms for wind

flatulence

breath

get wind of something

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  • hear about
  • learn of
  • find out about
  • become aware of
  • be told about
  • be informed of
  • be made aware of
  • hear tell of
  • have brought to your notice
  • hear something on the grape vine

put the wind up someone

wind down: calm down

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wind down: subside

irritate

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wind something down

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wind something up: end

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wind something up: close down

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wind up

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Synonyms for wind

a natural movement or current of air

to expose to circulating air

to move or proceed on a repeatedly curving course

to introduce gradually and slyly

wind up: to bring or come to a natural or proper end

Synonyms for wind

a tendency or force that influences events

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empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk

an indication of potential opportunity

the act of winding or twisting

to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

extend in curves and turns

arrange or or coil around

catch the scent of

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coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem

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form into a wreath

raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

References in periodicals archive ?
Coach Nathan Brown has his side working as a well-drilled defensive unit once more but they continue to sail close to the wind with their discipline.
Raeside continued to sail close to the wind when he barged into the back of Lloyd Young but ref Steven Nicholas only issued a word of warning.
Rooney did sail close to the wind at times, picking up an early booking for a lunge on Everton goalscorer Tim Cahill and then expressing his frustrations to referee Howard Webb in no uncertain manner when he believed Lee Carsley had aimed a stamp at him as the pair duelled at a drop-ball.
Despite his troubles over his notorious public denouncement of Norman Lamont - a broadside which, for a time, derailed his career - our Julian still loves to sail close to the wind.
They sail close to the wind particularly in the ruck and at the offside line.