Synonyms of wind in English

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noun

1‘the slender pine trees were swaying in the wind’

SYNONYMS

breeze

air current, current of air

gale, hurricane

draught

informal blow

literary zephyr

2‘he waited while Jez got his wind back’

SYNONYMS

breath

informal puff

3‘you do talk a lot of wind’

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nonsense, balderdash, gibberish, claptrap, blarney, blather, blether

informal hogwash, baloney, tripe, drivel, bilge, bosh, bull, bunk, rot, hot air, eyewash, piffle, poppycock, phooey, hooey, malarkey, twaddle, guff

boastful talk, bombast, bluster, fanfaronade

British informal codswallop, cobblers, stuff and nonsense, tosh, taradiddle, cock, cack

Northern English Scottish informal havers

Irish informal codology

North American informal garbage, flapdoodle, blathers, wack, bushwa

informal, dated bunkum, tommyrot

literary rodomontade, braggadocio

vulgar slang shit, crap, bullshit, bollocks, balls

NZ Australian vulgar slang bulldust

4

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flatulence, flatus, gas

technical borborygmus

5‘a concerto for piano, violin, and wind’

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wind instruments.


Synonyms of wind in English

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See definition of wind

verb

1‘the road winds up through the mountainside to the village’

SYNONYMS

twist and turn, twist, turn, bend, curve, loop, zigzag, weave, snake, meander, ramble

swerve, veer

2‘he wound a towel around his midriff’

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wrap, furl, fold

entwine, lace, wreathe

3‘Anne wound the wool into a ball’

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coil, roll, twist, twine

reel


Phrases

    get wind of

      ‘White House officials got wind of the plan’

      SYNONYMS

      hear about, hear of, learn of, find out about, become aware of, be made aware of, be told about, be informed of, hear tell of, have brought to one's notice

      hear something on the grapevine

    in the wind

      ‘there is trouble in the wind’

      SYNONYMS

      on the way, coming, about to happen, in the offing, in the air, close at hand, on the horizon, approaching, imminent, impending, looming, brewing, afoot

      likely, probable

      informal

      on the cards

      wind
    put the wind up someone

      ‘stop playing silly buggers—you're putting the wind up me’

      SYNONYMS

      scare, frighten, make afraid, make nervous, throw into a panic, panic, alarm, unnerve

      give someone the heebie-jeebies

      North American

      spook

      ANTONYMS

      reassure

    wind down

      1‘he needed to wind down after the spiralling tensions of the day’

      SYNONYMS

      relax, unwind, calm down, cool down, cool off, ease off, ease up, take it easy, rest, put one's feet up

      de-stress, let it all hang out, unbutton

      North American

      hang loose, stay loose, chill out, chill, kick back

      2‘the campaign was winding down’

      SYNONYMS

      draw to a close, come to an end, tail off, taper off, diminish, lessen, dwindle, decline

      slacken off, slack off, slow down

      ANTONYMS

      escalate

    wind something down

      ‘a decision was taken to wind down the property development business’

      SYNONYMS

      bring to a close, bring to a end, wind up, run down, close down, phase out

      North American

      close out

      ANTONYMS

      expand

    wind up

      ‘it's no wonder he wound up in hospital’

      SYNONYMS

      end up, finish up, find oneself, land up, land oneself

      fetch up

    wind someone up

      1‘I knew Katie was just winding me up’

      SYNONYMS

      tease, make fun of, chaff

      annoy, vex

      take the mickey out of, send up, rib, josh, kid, have on, pull someone's leg, rag

      North American

      goof on, rag on, put on, pull someone's chain, razz, fun, shuck

      NZ Australian

      poke mullock at, poke borak at, sling off at

      vulgar slang

      take the piss out of

      dated

      make sport of, twit

      2‘Alan was getting hot under the collar—David seemed to be winding him up on purpose’

      SYNONYMS

      annoy, anger, irritate, exasperate, get someone's back up, put someone's back up, nettle, pique, get on someone's nerves, ruffle someone's feathers

      provoke, goad, work up, make tense

      informal

      aggravate, rile, niggle, get in someone's hair, get to, bug, miff, peeve, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, hack off

      British informal

      rub up the wrong way, nark, get across

      North American informal

      ride

      vulgar slang

      piss off

    wind something up

      1‘Richard wound up the meeting just before noon’

      SYNONYMS

      conclude, bring to an close, bring to an end, end, terminate, finish

      tie up, tie up the loose ends of

      informal

      wrap up

      ANTONYMS

      open, begin

      2‘the company has since been wound up’

      SYNONYMS

      dissolve, liquidate, put into liquidation