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English definition of “gust”


noun [C]    /ɡʌst/
a sudden , strong wind that blows for a very short time : A sudden gust lifted his trailer and tossed it on its side . gust    /ɡʌst/ verb [I] Winds are gusting up to 55 miles per hour . gusty    /ˈɡʌs·ti/ adjective gusty winds
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