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English definition of “wind”


noun     /wɪnd/
MOVING AIR [C, U] A1 a natural , fast movement of air : The weather forecast said there would be strong winds and rain .Wind and windsStormy weather
STOMACH [U] UK (US gas) gas or air in your stomach that makes you feel uncomfortable and sometimes makes noises Digestive disorders
get wind of sth to discover something that is intended to be a secret : Dad got wind of our plans for a party .Finding and discovering
get your wind (back) to breathe easily again, for example after you have been running → See also throw caution to the wind, second windBreathing and stopping breathing
(Definition of wind noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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