Meaning of GUST in English

GUST

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a gust of wind

A gust of wind rattled the window.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

strong

The open savannah is marked by cattle trails that disappear whenever a strong gust of wind stirs up the dust.

This is when there is the greatest risk of the glider being lifted off the ground by the first strong gust .

sudden

A sudden gust of rain dashed against the red bricks that were already stained in patches by water.

Came like a sudden gust of wind, banging doors in him, shaking him to his foundations.

A sudden gust lifted his resplendent tartan for all to see ... a pair of blue briefs.

And a host of other crewmen were injured as sudden gusts caused havoc during the racing off the Isle of Wight.

Seawitch's stern swung round, her bow held fast by the anchor chain as a sudden gust of wind caught her.

■ VERB

blow

The lawn sprinklers had been switched on and from time to time the breeze blew a gust of spray in their faces.

The biplane spun around horizontally, perhaps after being blown by a gust of wind.

The wind blew the rain in gusts against her face and the branches shifted and swayed.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A gust of rage swept over him.

A gust of wind blew our tent over.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A gust of wind whipped the lacy hem of his alb around his legs, and he tugged it free.

Between the gusts, the sound of rain on the roof and water pouring off it was continuous.

It was raining outside and the gusts of cold, damp air were refreshing after the stale smokiness of the room.

Its berries glistened red under the burnish of the breeze, which came in uneasy gusts from the south and east.

The air was drier and dustier and gathered itself into small gusts.

The downdraft began to buffet through the grasses and a gust now and again carried with it a light spray of rain.

To Sherman it had no more meaning than a gust of wind.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Winds were gusting up to 46 miles per hour.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

It set up a moaning background noise that would occasionally gust into prominence, then lapse again to mere accompaniment.

The fire below her ceased to gust and roar.

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