up the wind


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up the wind

In the direction from which the wind is blowing. Chiefly a nautical phrase. We'll have to sail up the wind to reach that part of the shore, so it could be a bit treacherous.
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up the wind

Nautical
In a direction opposite or nearly opposite the wind.
See also: up, wind
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