Synonyms of wind in English:

wind1

noun

  • 1 the trees were swaying in the wind
    breeze, current of air; gale, hurricane
    literary zephyr
  • 2 Jez got his wind back
    breath
  • 3 the discomfort of holding back one's wind
    flatulence, gas
    informal fart(s), farting
    formal flatus
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    anemometer an instrument for measuring wind speed

    Phrases

    get wind of

    informal White House officials got wind of the planhear about/oflearn about/offind out aboutpick up onbe told about/ofbe informed of informalhear (about) through the grapevine

    in the wind

    we fear that civil war is in the windon the waycomingabout to happenin the offingin the airon the horizonapproachingloomingbrewingafoot informalin the cards

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    Synonyms of wind in English:

    wind2

    verb

  • 1 this road winds dangerously
    twist and turn, twist, bend, curve, loop, zigzag, weave, snake
  • 2 she wound a towel around her waist
    wrap, furl, entwine, lace, loop
  • 3 he wound the yarn into a ball
    coil, roll, twist, twine
  • Phrases

    wind down

  • 1.1 informal they needed to wind down
    relax, unwind, calm down, cool down/off, ease up/off, take it easy, rest, put one's feet up
    informal take a load off, hang loose, chill (out), chillax, take a chill pill, kick back
  • 2.1 the summer was winding down
    draw to a close, come to an end, tail off, taper off, slack off, slacken off, slow down, die, die down
  • wind up

  • 1.1 let's wind up this meeting and go to lunch
    conclude, bring to an end/close, end, terminate
    informal wrap up
  • 2.1 informal I never thought that Jerry would wind up in real estate
    end up, finish up, find oneself
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