give (someone) the bird
Definition of give (someone) the bird
1 or flip (someone) the bird US : to make an offensive gesture at someone by pointing the middle finger upward while keeping the other fingers folded down He flipped them the bird.
2 British : to loudly shout at, laugh at, or boo someone (such as a performer) in order to show disapproval The audience gave him the bird.
Word by Word Definitions
: to make a present of
: to grant or bestow by formal action
: to accord or yield to another
: capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility
: the ability of a material to bend or stretch
: some person : somebody
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