Uitwaaien, literally translating as “outblowing” or “to walk in the wind,” means to take a brief break in order to clear one’s head, often in a windy environment. Going on a jog, riding a bicycle, and walking through the streets on a windy day in order to get thoughts in order are all prime examples of uitwaaien.
Uitwaaien is a verb, and it is an “untranslatable” Dutch word with no perfect or direct English translation. It is pronounced something like OUT-vine. It’s a popular activity in Amsterdam and the Netherlands, and growing in popularity around the world as a healthy activity for one’s mind.