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wing / ala
 
wing   [wɪŋ]
A. -noun
1. [of bird]   ala (f)
·the bird [spread] its wings
·el pájaro extendió las alas
b. to be [on] the wing =   estar volando
·to shoot a bird on the wing
·matar un pájaro al vuelo
·on the wings of fantasy
·en alas de la fantasía
c. to [take] wing   literary   irse volando,   alzar el vuelo
d. to clip somebody'noun wings   cortar las alas a somebody, someone
e. to do something on a wing and a prayer   hacer algo con Dios y ayuda
f. to stretch or spread one'noun wings   empezar a volar
g. to take somebody under one'noun wing   dar amparo a somebody, someone,   tomar a somebody, someone bajo su protecciónoun
2. [of chair]   orejera (f),   oreja (f)
3. (Sport)
(=position)   extremo (m),   ala (f)
(=player)   extremo (m) / extrema (f),   alero (m) / alera (f)
4. (architecture)   ala (f)
·the east/west wing
·el ala este/oeste
5. (=section)   ala (f)
·the left wing of the party
·el ala izquierda del partido
6. (British, Great Britain)   (automobiles)   aleta (f)
7. wings   (theatre)   bastidores masculine plural
a. to be waiting in the wings   esperar entre bastidores
B. -transitive verb
1. ·to wing one'noun way: soon they were airborne and winging their way south
·poco tiempo despuénoun iban (transportados) por aire en direcciónoun sur
2. (=wound)
[+bird]   tocar en el ala,   herir en el ala
[+person]   herir en el brazo/hombro
3. ·to wing it
(theatre, figurative)
*   improvisar sobre la marcha
C. -compound
·wing case   -noun   (zoology)   élitro (m)
·wing chair   -noun   butaca (f) de orejas,   butaca (f) orejera
·wing collar   -noun   cuello (m) de puntas
·wing commander   -noun   teniente masculine and feminine coronel de aviaciónoun
·wing mirror   -noun   retrovisor (m)
·wing nut   -noun   tuerca (f) mariposa
·wing tip   -noun   punta (f) del ala
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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