against the wind


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Adv.1.against the wind - in the direction opposite to the direction the wind is blowingagainst the wind - in the direction opposite to the direction the wind is blowing; "they flew upwind"
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They stood clasped thus in the blind night, bracing each other against the wind, cheek to cheek and lip to ear, in the manner of two hulks lashed stem to stern together.
Yulka forgot to give me back my comforter, and I had to drive home directly against the wind.
Margaret agreed, and they pursued their way against the wind, resisting it with laughing delight for about twenty minutes longer, when suddenly the clouds united over their heads, and a driving rain set full in their face.
On turning they faced directly against the wind, and snow was beginning to fall.
When she at length started for home, she was benumbed with cold, and could hardly make her way against the wind that buffeted the frost-bitten rose most unmercifully.
But it had gone to the further side of the tower, and now hung and strained AGAINST THE WIND to the north.
Cowering forward for warmth and to make me a screen against the wind, the convicts were closer to me than before.
I saw then those magnificent birds, the disposition of whose long feathers obliges them to fly against the wind.
The sand, the sea-weed, and the flakes of foam, were driving by; and I was obliged to call for assistance before I could shut the gate again, and make it fast against the wind.
The road's in fine condition, and you can make it in quicker time than Demetrios can beat all the way down against the wind.
A man carrying a lantern, bent double as he made his way against the wind, crawled up to them.
Christopher's, but they had been so long beating up against the wind that they durst take in no passengers, for fear of wanting provisions for the voyage, as well for themselves as for those they should take in; so we were obliged to go on.