Definition of wing verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    wing

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//wɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪŋ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wing
    BrE BrE//wɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪŋ//
     
    he / she / it wings
    BrE BrE//wɪŋz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪŋz//
     
    past simple winged
    BrE BrE//wɪŋd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪŋd//
     
    past participle winged
    BrE BrE//wɪŋd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪŋd//
     
    -ing form winging
    BrE BrE//ˈwɪŋɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪŋɪŋ//
     
     
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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. He spotted the occasional pheasant winging rapidly away as he approached.
  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. Word Origin Middle English (originally in the plural): from Old Norse vængir, plural of vængr.Idioms (informal) 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.
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