the act of winding or twisting
"he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
- breaking wind
a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
- wind instrument
an indication of potential opportunity
"he got a tip on the stock market"
"a good lead for a job"
- confidential information
empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
"that's a lot of wind"
"don't give me any of that jazz"
- idle words
"the collision knocked the wind out of him"
a tendency or force that influences events
"the winds of change"
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 atmosphere"
- air current - current of air
raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
"hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
form into a wreath
coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem
"wind your watch"
- wind up
catch the scent of
get wind of
"The dog nosed out the drugs"
arrange or or coil around
"roll your hair around your finger"
"Twine the thread around the spool"
"She wrapped her arms around the child"
extend in curves and turns
"The road winds around the lake"
"the path twisted through the forest"
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"