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Word of the Day 04/02/21 Uitwaaien

Uitwaaien (noun, verb)
uitwaaien [ out-vahyn ]


noun
1. the Dutch practice of jogging or walking into the wind, especially in the winter, for the purpose of feeling invigorated while relieving stress and boosting one’s general health: I halfheartedly gave uitwaaien a try, but now I long for windy days so I can get out there and breathe in a nice relaxing gust of good health!

verb (used without object)
2. to engage in this practice: I enjoy the everyday walks with my friends, but when I uitwaaien I'd rather be by myself.

Origin: First recorded in 2010–15; from Dutch: literally “blow out,” equivalent to uit “out” + waaien “to blow, fan”

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR UITWAAIEN
He adds that if people really want to incorporate an activity like uitwaaien into their lives, they need to “work on practicing it, and then get better at experiencing it and cultivating it.”
THE SIMPLE DUTCH CURE FOR STRESS - FACTS SO ROMANTIC|ALICE FLEERACKERS|OCTOBER 26, 2020|NAUTILUS

Today, the practice is so common that it’s known as “uitwaaien.”
THE SIMPLE DUTCH CURE FOR STRESS - FACTS SO ROMANTIC|ALICE FLEERACKERS|OCTOBER 26, 2020|NAUTILUS

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