wind off

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Related to wind off: wind up, throw caution to the wind

wind something off

to unreel or unwind something. He wound the rope off, little by little, until he had as much as he needed. Karen wound off as much as she needed.
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Officials with Santee Cooper, Coastal Carolina University and the South Carolina Energy Office today announced the launch of weather buoys that will measure wind off the coast of Georgetown and Little River.
FROM an elevated tee and playing with the wind off the right shoulder this par three looks no more complicated than a straightforward nine-iron shot, but looks are deceptive.
IOn the road, the wide bars give excellent control and the small screen keeps just enough wind off you on the motorway.
Effingham Blue appeared to get a second wind off the final bend and started to close the gap on the run to the line, but Ahanagran Rose battled on well to repel the late challenge and held on to score by a length in 29.
6 The Wind off the Sea, Charlotte Bingham - pounds 5.
THEATRE DE CAROUGE: The wind off of Lake Geneva will be bitter cold as Theatre de Carouge presents La Sonate a Kreutzer, based on a short story by Leo Tolstoy.
Some kind people from the Devonian Gardens provided a child's wading pool, drinking water, some greenery, and a baffle to keep the wind off the nest.
It keeps the wind off,'' explained a runner as he crossed the starting line on Sixth Street.
It's sometimes that nasty wind off the lake, but more often it's when you encounter someone at the gym or on the street or at your neighborhood deli where city people have their deepest connections with God and the Spirit.
The steady wind off the Atlantic is a feature of Spain's Canary Islands.
There is a narrow band of persistent and perhaps heavy showers - maybe with blizzard conditions at times - which will go through tonight into Thursday, driven by a westerly wind off the Irish Sea.
Webster said: "It was 254 yards to the pin, slightly into the wind off the left.
That won't stop the Boro faithful hitting the road to Blackpool on Saturday - but what, apart from a bracing wind off the Irish Sea (and that's inside the ground as well as out), can they expect?
This deflects the wind off your hands and keeps your legs warm using the same process.