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noun wind pronunciation in American English /wɪnd/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a natural current of air that moves fast enough for you to feel it
    A cold wind blew and the rain fell in torrents.
    We’ll head back to the shore if the wind picks up (=gets stronger).
    The helicopter can’t reach them until the wind drops (=becomes less strong).
    a light/strong wind: Fires spread by strong winds have caused widespread damage.
    a gust of wind (=a short strong wind): A large gust of wind swept his hat into the sea.
    See also headwind, tail wind
  2. 2
    [singular] the air in your lungs
    The heavy blow knocked the wind out of him.

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