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take wing

Definition of take wing in English:

(Of a bird, insect, or other winged creature) fly away.
Example sentences
  • Meanwhile, overhead, several woodcreepers cling to tree trunks, ready to snatch insects that take wing to avoid being trampled.
  • The crow preened its feathers and took wing again, gliding away into the trees.
  • My foot encountered a twig, and it snapped loudly in my hearing, causing a flock of black creatures that had been roosting in a neighboring tree to take wing.
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