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

Translation of wing in German:


  • 1 (in ornithology, architecture, or sport)
    Flügel, der
    take wing on the wing
    im Fluge
    spread or stretch one's wings take somebody under one's wing
    jemanden unter seine Fittiche nehmen
    lend somebody wings/lend wings to somebody's feet
    jemanden/jemandes Schritte beflügeln
    on a wing and a prayer
    mit minimalen Erfolgsaussichten
  • 2 (Aviat)
    [Trag]flügel, der
    Tragfläche, die
    wings (badge)
    Pilotenabzeichen, das
    get/have [got] one's wings
    seinen Pilotenschein kriegen/haben
  • 3in pl.
    wait in the wings
    auf seine Chance warten

transitive verb

  • 1 (wound)
    am Flügel treffen
    (Hunting) flügeln (Vogel)
    am Arm treffen (Person)

intransitive verb

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