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Definition of wing verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wing
    he / she / it wings
    past simple winged
    -ing form winging
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] wing (its way) + adv./prep. (literary) to fly somewhere A solitary seagull winged its way across the bay.
  2. go quickly
  3. 2[transitive] wing its way + adv./prep. to be sent somewhere very quickly An application form will be winging its way to you soon.
  4. Idioms
    wing it (informal)
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    to do something without planning or preparing it first synonym improvise I didn't know I'd have to make a speech—I just had to wing it.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: wing