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fledge

fledge

 
 
pronunciation:
flej
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fledged, fledges, fledging
definition 1: to tend (a young bird) until it is capable of flight.
definition 2: to cover with, or as with, feathers.
definition 3: to attach feathers to (an arrow).
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to grow flight feathers.
The young chick has not yet fledged.
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derivation: fledged (adj.)