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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).
Fires spread by strong winds have caused widespread damage.
A large gust of wind swept his hat into the sea.
This is the American English definition of wind. View British English definition of wind.