against the wind

  1. in the direction opposite to the direction the wind is blowing
    they flew upwind
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How To Use against the wind In A Sentence

  • I hunt, corner and finally squash a wasp against the window. Times, Sunday Times
  • Quite a lot, I should think," Cat said, looking at the mass of horse-chestnut leaves pressed against the window. CHARMED LIFE
  • He was rowing with two oars but going against the wind and tide. Times, Sunday Times
  • The wall screens us against the wind.
  • Then take that instrument used in winnowing the corn, which in our country dialect we call a “wecht, ” and go through all the attitudes of letting down corn against the wind. Halloween
  • One of the inspectors was walking along the embankment outside, his coat collar turned up against the wind. Somewhere East of Life
  • After a fine day, the sky had clouded over and suddenly rain lashed against the windows.
  • Gales of wind rapped against the windows, making extremely loud noises.
  • The doomed tanker was hauled out to sea by tugs straining against the winds and tide.
  • He squashed his nose against the window.
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