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British English: /wɪŋ/
American English: /wɪŋ/

Translation of wing in French:


  • 1 (Zoology) (of bird, insect) to be on the wing
    être en vol
    to catch insects on the wing
    attraper des insectes au vol

also: wings plural noun

  • 1 (Theatre)the wings to be waiting in the wings
    attendre dans les coulisses
    attendre son heure
  • 2 (Aviation)to get one's wings
    obtenir l'insigne de pilote

transitive verb

  • 1to wing one's way to
    (plane, passenger, letter)
    voler vers

intransitive verb

  • (fly) the geese are winging into the estuary/back to their winter home
    les oies volent vers l'estuaire/repartent pour l'hiver


to clip somebody's wings

rogner les ailes à quelqu'un

to spread one's wings

(entering adult life)
(entering wider career)
voir autre chose

to take somebody under one's wings

prendre quelqu'un sous son aile

to take wing

[literary] (thoughts)

to wing it

(American English)

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