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southwest

noun [U] uk   /ˌsaʊθˈwest/ (written abbreviation SW) us  
B1 the direction that is between south and west: We live in the southwest of Scotland. the Southwest the area in the southwest of England, the US, or another country: Have you been to Cornwall? It's in the Southwest.

southwest

adjective, adverb uk   /ˌsaʊθˈwest/ (written abbreviation SW) us  
B1 in or towards the southwest: I come from the southwest part of the island. They moved southwest in an attempt to find better land. southwest wind a wind that comes from the southwest
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