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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 ?
Robert Jenkins, a former member of the financial policy committee, said that taxpayers should be concerned that Barclays 'continues to sail close to the wind.
Our correspondent investigates if there has been any progress on this as yet of if the banks are continuing to sail close to the wind.
It encourages jockeys to sail close to the wind, and the fact that Ahern got a two-day ban for careless riding tells you he did, if not right into it.
Kevin and Molly sail close to the wind when they get cosy in his bed and Sally comes home.
Probably not, because the Ricky Ponting-led team of most of the talents (but not quite all of them), has the knack whenever they sail close to the wind of tacking safely into Victory Harbour.