What does “catch wind” mean?

The phrase “catch wind” means to gain knowledge of something. So, when a person “catches wind” of something that means he has heard of something or learned of it from some source of information. The phrase is best understood with an example.

Here’s an example of the usage of “catch wind”:

“Catch Wind” In a Sentence

"As soon as college students caught wind of Facebook, it became a 
huge success because of the great interface."

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