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- n. An upward current of air.
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- n. an upward current of air, especially a strong one
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- n. a strong upward air current
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She unfurled her wings and slid sideways until she caught an updraft from the plain below.
2 MW solar updraft is just impossible, just hype. desertEco Says:
The global aluminum market caught a midyear updraft in prices that is expected to continue this year as critical end markets such as transportation and housing improve.
As his new album, And If God Is With Us, climbed up the charts early in the month, his year-old Christmas album caught a seasonal updraft, giving Tomlin two albums in Billboard magazine's top 20 at the same time.
Once frozen it starts to fall but gets caught in another strong updraft where it gathers more moisture on its way back up making it larger.
The October updraft was spurred in part by relief that economic data signaled the U.S. economy wasn't falling into a much-feared double-dip recession.
Sea oats rattled on the slopes, the updraft bringing a salty ocean smell.
Its business and its mission were pitched on the disruptive platform of the Internet; riding on the updraft of this tornado, Google was able to deliver the life-changing benefits of its search engine to users, but the company also paid the price of appearing to be the force behind the destruction of traditional models that the net leveled like so many trailer parks.
She caught the tea party updraft, proved a mighty fundraiser and built a following with unvarnished commentary on cable news shows.
They turned in the updraft, ever spiraling, ever higher.