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Movement by the wind

blow away

if something blows away or is blown away, the wind moves it away from you until you cannot see or touch it

blow off

if something blows off or is blown off, the wind makes it come off

blow over

if something blows over or is blown over, the wind makes it fall

blow down

if something blows down or is blown down, the wind makes it fall

glide

verb

to fly without using power, carried by the wind

fly

verb

to be blown around in the wind

wind-blown

adjective

carried along by the wind

in the teeth of something

against the force of a strong wind

wind-blown

adjective

blown down by the wind

drift

verb

if snow or sand drifts, the wind blows it into a large pile

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

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damsel

an old word for a young woman who is not married

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flat design

a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple styles

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