Definition of 'gust'
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What if there were a gust of wind? Times, Sunday Times (2016)All it would take is a gust of wind and they would have been off. The Sun (2016)A wind springs up, a strong gust that carries the pungent scent of pine needles. Smithsonian Mag (2017)But those gusts must blow away any worries as this is a happy place. The Sun (2015)You can feel them like you can feel a sudden gust of fresh air. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But it meant he could not avoid the hill when seized by a sudden gust of wind. The Sun (2010)There are times when you get caught by a gust and it feels as if you are flying. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It makes the ground shake and makes a gust of wind stretch all the way across the ocean. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She almost suffered an embarrassing blow when a gust of wind threw up the hem of her outfit. The Sun (2008)The brake lines are employed to change the pitch of the kite should a gust become too strong. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Last night officials expressed concern that fires could spread again as strong gusts continued to blow across the region. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And wind speeds needed to include sudden gusts and the higher wind speeds at the top of the towers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some are so thin and tall that one wonders whether a strong gust of wind might not blow them down. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You read about the wind and in blows a giant gust to whisk the character away and into a tunnel. The Sun (2011)The plane plunged into woods at the end of an airfield after it was caught by a gust of wind during landing. The Sun (2013)This day the wind came in gusts from the potato fields and orchards and the strongest gusts measured eighteen miles an hour. BomberThen a gust of wind blew this royal lady's shawl across a brook. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In fact, often in the very midst of the doldrums comes the sudden gust of hope. Christianity Today (2000)It can withstand 30mph gusts of wind. The Sun (2011)The Budget also helped to blow a gust of optimism through the wind power sector. Times, Sunday Times (2009)When he played on Sunday he said the gusts were so strong that the course was unplayable. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And a gust of wind blew the lid into one of the contestant's faces. The Sun (2015)Small gusts were blown into full-scale hurricanes. The Sun (2006)A sudden gust of wind causes me to slip through the harness. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I arrived in Switzerland with a bunch of flowers that nearly blew away as a gust of snow blasted down the airport tarmac. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'gust'
British English: gust /ɡʌst/ NOUN
A gust is a short, strong, sudden rush of wind.
A gust of wind came down the valley.
- American English: gust
- Arabic: هَبَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: rajada de vento
- Chinese: 阵风
- Croatian: nalet
- Czech: poryv
- Danish: vindstød
- Dutch: windvlaag
- European Spanish: ráfaga
- Finnish: puuska
- French: bourrasque
- German: Windstoß
- Greek: ριπή ανέμου
- Italian: folata
- Japanese: 突風
- Korean: 돌풍
- Norwegian: vindkast
- Polish: poryw
- European Portuguese: rajada de vento
- Romanian: rafală
- Russian: порыв
- Spanish: ráfaga
- Swedish: vindil
- Thai: ลมแรงพัดกะทันหัน
- Turkish: ani rüzgar
- Ukrainian: шквал
- Vietnamese: cơn gió mạnh đột ngột
British English: gust VERB
When the wind gusts, it blows with short, strong, sudden rushes.
The wind gusted again.
Definition of gust from the Collins English Dictionary
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