wingnoun [C]uk /wɪŋ/ us /wɪŋ/
wing noun [C] (FOR FLYING)
- The poor bird couldn't fly because it had a broken wing.
- With one wing damaged, the model airplane spiralled downwards.
- A close inspection revealed minute cracks in the aircraft's fuselage and wings.
- I've nearly finished making my plane - I just have to glue the wings on.
- The hummingbird beats its wings at great speed.
wing noun [C] (POLITICAL GROUP)
- He criticized what he described as the 'neanderthal tendencies' of the right wing of the party.
- He's on the right wing of the party.
- Many people consider Sinn Fein to be the political wing of the IRA.
- Religious fanatics have formed an unholy alliance with right wing groups.
- During the last decade the left wing of the party has held the whip hand.
wing noun [C] (PART OF BUILDING)
wing noun [C] (PART OF CAR)
wing noun [C] (SPORTS)
wing noun [C] (THEATRE)
wingverbuk /wɪŋ/ us /wɪŋ/ informal
- ad hoc
- ad lib
- against (all) the odds/against all odds idiom
- all at once idiom
- all of a sudden idiom
- it's just one of those things idiom
- just like that idiom
- make sth up as you go along idiom
- muddle along
- undreamed of