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noun British English pronunciation: wind /wɪnd/ 
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pluralwinds
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] Sound effect: wind 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, tailwind
  2. 2
    [singular] the air in your lungs

    The heavy blow knocked the wind out of him.

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