before the wind


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before the wind

1. With great haste, as one might do with the wind at one's back. Stacey is incredibly fast, she's always running before the wind.
2. chiefly nautical Moving in the same direction as the wind, so as to travel more quickly. Try to keep us before the wind if you can, we want to complete the journey in the best time possible.
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before the wind

Driven ahead, hurried, as in The bikers are moving before the wind, so it's hard to tell who will come in first. The literal meaning of this term is nautical, referring to a ship sailing in the same direction as the wind and being propelled forward. Its figurative use dates from the mid-1800s.
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before the wind

Nautical
In the same direction as the wind.
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