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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

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Lee wrote: "The attraction of a flash character [Brian Wright] who carried bundles of banknotes and evidently sailed close to the wind was too much for Bradley.
I wouldn't say I've been getting hate mail - but one or two letters, written by anonymous cowards, sailed close to the wind.
The suspension was confirmed by the Kerry county board yesterday and comes as no surprise after the player sailed close to the wind on several occasions over the course of Sunday's Munster final win over Limerick.
Eastwood Liberal candidate Chris Mason sailed close to the wind when he said: "We need to tackle real drug dealers who live in big houses - especially in Newton Mearns.
CLARE have been unbeaten so far but have sailed close to the wind of late having been fortunate to escape with one-point victories from Antrim and Carlow over the past two weeks.
FOR THE second week in a row, Kerry sailed close to the wind before finally seeing off the challenge of a gutsy Sligo side.
And while Kilmacud have sailed close to the wind on numerous occasions this year, they come up against the most unforgiving side in the country this time.
OFFALY sailed close to the wind at times against Westmeath and conceding 1-17 in February to Christy Ring Cup opposition is hardly a healthy sign.
Wright has sailed close to the wind before, with one show featuring him talking about how amusing he finds dwarves.
He's always had a twinkle in his eye and has probably sailed close to the wind once or twice but I don't mind that if you put it in on the pitch.
Essien sailed close to the wind once more as he and Barton each went with raised feet for the ball on half-way.