One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a bird's wings’
2‘the east wing of the house’
part, section, side
North American ell
3‘the radical wing of the party’
faction, camp, caucus, arm, side, branch, group, grouping, section, set, clique, coterie, cabal
1‘a solitary seagull winged its way over the sea’
fly, glide, soar
2‘there was a high-pitched whistle as the bomb winged along its trajectory’
hurtle, speed, shoot, whizz, zoom, streak, sweep, fly, race
3‘she was shot at and winged by border guards’
wound, graze, hit, clip
‘there were no guidelines—I just had to wing it’
improvise, play it by ear, extemporize, ad lib
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