get wind of
phrasal to become aware of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • get wind of — (something) to hear a piece of information that someone else was trying to keep secret. I don t want my boss to get wind of the fact that I m leaving so I m not telling many people …   New idioms dictionary

  • get wind of — If you get wind of something, you hear or learn about it, especially if it was meant to be secret …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • get wind of — ► get wind of informal hear a rumour of. Main Entry: ↑wind …   English terms dictionary

  • get wind of — (informal) HEAR ABOUT/OF, learn of, find out about, be told about, be informed of; informal hear something on the grapevine. → wind * * * phrasal : to become aware of : learn of through hints or rumors got wind of the situation and came home * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get wind of — {v. phr.} To get news of; hear rumors about; find out about. * /The police got wind of the plans to rob the bank./ * /The captain didn t want the sailors to get wind of where the ship was going./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get wind of — {v. phr.} To get news of; hear rumors about; find out about. * /The police got wind of the plans to rob the bank./ * /The captain didn t want the sailors to get wind of where the ship was going./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get\ wind\ of — v. phr. To get news of; hear rumors about; find out about. The police got wind of the plans to rob the bank. The captain didn t want the sailors to get wind of where the ship was going …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get wind of —    If you get wind of something, you hear about something you were unaware of, usually a private or secret matter.     The chairman didn t want the press to get wind of the takeover before the agreement was signed …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • get wind of — hear about, find out about    Did she get wind of our plan? Does she know about it? …   English idioms

  • get wind of — informal White House officials got wind of the plan Syn: hear about/of, learn about/of, find out about, pick up on, be told about/of, be informed of; informal hear (about) through the grapevine …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • get wind of — verb To hear about; to learn of, especially with respect to facts intended to have been kept confidential. [T]he secret was still a secret, except that you had got wind of it …   Wiktionary

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