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Dictionary definition for: Wind

1. (n) air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds" "when there is no wind, row" "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmo

2. (v) to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills" "the path meanders through the vineyards" "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"

3. (n) a tendency or force that influences events; "the winds of change"

4. (v) extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"

5. (n) breath; "the collision knocked the wind out of him"

6. (v) wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger" "Twine the thread around the spool"

7. (n) empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that''s a lot of wind" "don''t give me any of that jazz"

8. (v) catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs"

9. (n) an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market" "a good lead for a job"

10. (v) coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; "wind your watch"

11. (n) a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath

12. (v) form into a wreath

13. (n) a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus

14. (v) raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"

15. (n) the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"

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