1 of a bird/insect
ADJ. left, right | fore, front The beetle's fore wings are small and are not used in flight. | back, hind | broad, long, narrow, pointed, short, stubby | delicate | leathery, membranous | broken, damaged a bird with a broken wing | outspread, outstretched | butterfly, chicken, etc. the patterns on butterfly wings First, fry the chicken wings in the oil until they begin to brown.
VERB + WING extend, open, spread, stretch, unfold | close, fold | flap, flutter It flapped its wings and flew off. | clean | clip (often figurative) Pete felt he had had his wings clipped when his driving licence was confiscated. | grow, sprout I wish I could sprout wings and fly away.
WING + VERB beat, flap, flutter
WING + NOUN tip | feathers
PREP. on a/the ~ It had white markings on its wings. | under a/the ~ The young birds were under the mother bird's wing. (figurative) Simon's uncle had taken him under his wing.
2 of a plane
ADJ. aircraft | left, port | right, starboard | fixed | folding
WING + VERB stick out
WING + NOUN tip
3 of a building
ADJ. north, south, etc. | private | hospital | maternity | maximum security (= of a prison)
VERB + WING add, build | demolish, destroy, pull down A bomb destroyed the east wing.
PREP. in a/the ~ Our rooms were in the west wing.
4 of a car
ADJ. nearside, offside | front, rear
VERB + WING damage, dent The nearside wing was damaged in the accident. | mend, repair, replace
WING + NOUN mirror
PREP. in a/the ~ There was a dent in one wing.
5 of an organization
ADJ. left, right | conservative | liberal, progressive, reformist | extreme, radical | revolutionary | moderate | dissident | political | military, paramilitary
PREP. on a/the ~ They're on the left wing of the Labour Party.
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