it blew past as if it could strip the air from his lungs

sobhan

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PERSIAN
Train hit the hill like the hill was nothing. Three engines and a wall of metal, it blew past as if it could strip the air from his lungs.
What does "it blew past as if it could strip the air from his lungs" mean?
Source: Redemption Road, John Hart
 
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  • Copyright

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    American English
    What has three engines and a wall of metal? And what is the protagonist doing – standing there or on a bicycle or something else.

    Also, we start sentence with a capital let to let people know that it's the beginning. :)
     

    MilkyBarKid

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    British English
    "...but the train rounded a bend...
    ... Three engines and a wall of metal, it blew past as if it could strip the air from his lungs."
    Wind blowing across a chimney top creates a vacuum that draws the air, and so the smoke, up and out of the chimney.
    Similarly, the rush of the train passed him was so strong, as if could create a vacuum and so draw all the air out of his lungs.
     

    sobhan

    Senior Member
    PERSIAN
    What has three engines and a wall of metal? And what is the protagonist doing – standing there or on a bicycle or something else.

    Also, we start sentence with a capital let to let people know that it's the beginning. :)
    thanks, sure:)
     
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