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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 classic literature ?
The storm of rain and wind descended upon them towards eight o'clock.
Up to this time the Tankadere had always held her course to the north; but towards evening the wind, veering three quarters, bore down from the north-west.
She reached this place in safety, but no sooner had she seized fast hold of the slats of the big box in which the chickens were kept than the wind, as if enraged because the little girl dared to resist its power, suddenly redoubled its fury.
She kept tight hold of the stout slats and as soon as she could get the water out of her eyes she saw that the wind had ripped the cover from the coop, and the poor chickens were fluttering away in every direction, being blown by the wind until they looked like feather dusters without handles.
Martha ran and shut the door and turned the key, but before she did it they both heard the sound of a door in some far passage shutting with a bang, and then everything was quiet, for even the wind ceased "wutherin'" for a few moments.
At last the wind rose to a fair gale, and we simply raced away from our pursuers as if they were standing still.
Almost immediately the wind rose again from pre-cisely the opposite direction from which it had formerly blown, so that it was mighty hard work making progress against it.
Do you suppose it was by accident, I forgot to wind up the church- clock?
I made as much haste down there as I could when I went from here, but I had to go home first for the keys; and the wind and rain being dead against me all the way, it was pretty well as much as I could do at times to keep my legs.
In spite of the swaying of the house and the wailing of the wind, Dorothy soon closed her eyes and fell fast asleep.
The wind was blowing on our left before, but now it is straight in my face.
The wind was as fierce as ever and it was snowing lightly.
It did not seem possible that such frail craft could survive such stress of wind and water.
I could not feel the full force of the wind, for we were running with it; but from my lofty perch I looked down as though outside the Ghost and apart from her, and saw the shape of her outlined sharply against the foaming sea as she tore along instinct with life.
it asked, vigorous and evanescent at the same time, overcoming the strength of the wind, and swept away from Jukes instantly.