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.
Owidi hit out at Aukot saying the Punguza Mizigo initiative was 'meant to take the wind off the sail of BBI'.
"I hit the ball right in a hard wind off the left and several people on the tee box yelled 'fore'.
A fourth company, Deepwater Wind, was granted a lease by the federal government to develop wind off the Jersey coast, but it expired.
For those of them that have enjoyed the grant for two years, they are going to be wind off and that's why we are interfacing with the state government.
"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. I despair at humanity sometimes.
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.
"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."