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    The wind is dropping off?

    Can I say the wind is dropping off to mean that the wind is abating? Is that's not good, what can I use instead of abating / easing?

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    Re: The wind is dropping off?

    Quote Originally Posted by pizza View Post
    Can I say the wind is dropping off to mean that the wind is abating? Yes.
    It's just as good without 'off'. You can also say that the wind is 'easing (off)', 'falling', 'decreasing' or 'lowering'.

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    Re: The wind is dropping off?

    Thanks fivejedjon.

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    Re: The wind is dropping off?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    It's just as good without 'off'. You can also say that the wind is 'easing (off)', 'falling', 'decreasing' or 'lowering'.
    Or 'slackening [off]'. Winds also drop - though that verb would sound a bit odd with a pronoun - 'It's dropped' ;-?

    Alternatively you could make a noun ('hurricane/storm/squall...') the subject and say it's 'nearly blown itself out'.

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    Re: The wind is dropping off?

    I didn't know 'blown itself out', good to know but sounds to elaborate to use in most informal situations.

    To sum up, what is the most common way to express that the weather seems to be decreasing in strength?

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