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get wind

v. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted" [syn: learn, hear, get word, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see]

Usage examples of "get wind".

The abbess, seated in the chapter-house with all her nuns about her, and all eyes bent upon the culprit, began giving her the severest reprimand that ever woman got, for that by her disgraceful and abominable conduct, should it get wind, she had sullied the fair fame of the convent.

If you are willing to be led by me in one or another of these disguises, before it can get wind that you are here, I can bring you whither you would go.

It was easy enough for my spies in the household to get wind of it, to see young Marco and to track him.