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.
I think it was 268 to the front of the green on the 18th and it was slightly into the wind off a downslope so it was a bit of a shame that I couldn't give the three wood a crack but it was a chance and that's all I could have done.
And while they just had hats to preserve their modesty - and keep the chilly wind off - they didn't mind because it was all for a good cause.
Can't even have a shop doorway to keep the wind off.
With the wind off Funchal patchy, unpredictable and arriving from all
With the wind off Funchal patchy, unpredictable and arriving from all points of the compass, race organisers were left with no choice but to postpone point-scoring racing, instead running a series of exhibition races for the crowds lining Madeira's attractive coastline.
Were looking forward to working with BOEM and the State to secure offshore wind off of the Rockaways.
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.
PESHAWAR -- On Monday the 9th Muharram procession was passing in different areas of Peshawar and was wind off peacefully through its specific destination.
It was 254 yards to the pin, slightly into the wind off the left," Webster told Sky Sports.
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.