downdraft downdraft  /ˈdaʊnd ˌræft/


  • (n) a strong downward air current


  1. This is a long campaign with, I fearlessly predict, at least one major Obama downdraft to come but John McCain seems panicked, and in deep trouble now.
  2. But Fannie and Freddie got caught in the downdraft.
  3. He had got divorced in 1991 with no electoral downdraft.



  1. "I think we are seeing the speculative money has begun to find a better opportunity elsewhere," said Patricia Croft, chief economist at Phillips, Hager and North. "So when that exists the money, you have this downdraft which is pretty...
    on Jan 14, 2007 By: Paddy Croft Source:

  2. "In 20 years, I've never encountered a downdraft like that," Ryan said. "It's just one of those things."
    on Dec 29, 2006 By: Bob Ryan Source: Mercury-Register

  3. Mr Howard said: "Many Asians, not just Muslims, but also Hindus and Sikhs, got caught in the downdraft of Islamophobia which was one of the terrible side effects of 9/11. Whole communities have been attacked and demonised because of ...... a few...
    on Nov 26, 2004 By: Michael Howard Source:

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