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

Translation of wing in French:

noun

  • 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
    (Theatre)
    attendre dans les coulisses
    [figurative]
    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

Idioms

to clip somebody's wings

rogner les ailes à quelqu'un

to spread one's wings

(entering adult life) voler de ses propres ailes
(entering wider career) voir autre chose

to take somebody under one's wings

prendre quelqu'un sous son aile

to take wing

[literary] (thoughts)
s'envoler

[informal]
to wing it

(American English)
improviser

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