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’

SYNONYMS
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
Scottish, Northern English 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
Australian, New Zealand vulgar slang bulldust

4

SYNONYMS
flatulence, flatus, gas
technical borborygmus

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

SYNONYMS
wind instruments.

Synonyms of wind in English

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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’

SYNONYMS
wrap, furl, fold
entwine, lace, wreathe

3‘Anne wound the wool into a ball’

SYNONYMS
coil, roll, twist, twine
reel

Phrases

    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

    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

    put the wind up someone

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


    SYNONYMS
    British

    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
    informal

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

    informal

    de-stress, let it all hang out, unbutton

    North American informal

    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 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

    close, close down, dissolve, liquidate, put into liquidation

    wind someone up

    1‘I knew Katie was just winding me up’


    SYNONYMS
    British informal

    tease, make fun of, chaff

    annoy, vex

    informal

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

    North American informal

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

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    poke mullock at, poke borak at, sling off at

    British 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 up

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


    SYNONYMS

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

    fetch up