sail against the wind

sail against the wind
go against the current; sail a boat in the direction opposite to the wind

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  • To touch the wind — Touch Touch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Touched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Touching}.] [F. toucher, OF. touchier, tuchier; of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. zucchen, zukken, to twitch, pluck, draw, G. zukken, zukken, v. intens. fr. OHG. ziohan to draw, G. ziehen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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