wind off

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Related to wind off: wind up, throw caution to the wind
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Verb1.wind off - reverse the winding or twisting ofwind off - reverse the winding or twisting of; "unwind a ball of yarn"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
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Riach; we'll have to come as near in about the end of Mull as we can take her, sir; and even then we'll have the land to kep the wind off us, and that stoneyard on our lee.
From Sunday onward, it will become rather chilly and daytime highs will struggle at 10 to 14C, coolest in eastern England, and feeling rather unpleasant with a wind off the North Sea, and a lot of cloud, plus occasional drizzle.
This pressure point was considered so important that the Chinese believed it was important to keep the wind off your neck to avoid getting sick.
There is a narrow band of persistent and perhaps heavy showers - maybe with blizzard conditions at times - which will go through tonight into Thursday, driven by a westerly wind off the Irish Sea.
Cape Wind off Cape Cod might have been the first real offshore wind farm in the country.
PESHAWAR -- On Monday the 9th Muharram procession was passing in different areas of Peshawar and was wind off peacefully through its specific destination.
6mph were record-ed on the Cleddau Bridge which remained closed yesterday, and there was a Hurricane Force 12 wind off the Pembrokeshire coast.
It was 254 yards to the pin, slightly into the wind off the left," Webster told Sky Sports.
That won't stop the Boro faithful hitting the road to Blackpool on Saturday - but what, apart from a bracing wind off the Irish Sea (and that's inside the ground as well as out), can they expect?
The wind off the west coast of Maui was the biggest surprise, shifting direction and speed throughout the opening round on a mostly sunny afternoon.
North Carolina has more wind off its shores than any other state on the Atlantic Coast.
Cape Wind off of Massachusetts will be the first offshore wind farm on board having secured approval after a 10-year struggle for permitting due to local opposition and federal bureaucracy.