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GET WIND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does get wind mean? 

GET WIND (verb)
  The verb GET WIND has 1 sense:

1. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

  Familiarity information: GET WIND used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GET WIND (verb)


Sense 1get wind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

get a line; get wind; get word; find out; hear; learn; discover; pick up; see

Context examples:

I learned that she has two grown-up children / I see that you have been promoted

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "get wind"):

get the goods (discover some bad or hidden information about)

wise up (get wise to)

catch; trip up (detect a blunder or misstep)

ascertain (learn or discover with certainty)

discover; find (make a discovery)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


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