spread one's wings

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of spread one's wings

: to become more independent and confident : to try doing new things
  • College gave her a chance to spread her wings.

Word by Word Definitions

spread play
  1. : to open or expand over a larger area

  2. : to stretch out : extend

  3. : to distribute over an area

  1. : the act or process of spreading

  2. : extent of spreading

  3. : something spread out: such as

wing play wings
  1. : one of the movable feathered or membranous paired appendages by means of which a bird, bat, or insect is able to fly

  2. : any of various anatomical structures (as of a flying fish or flying lemur) providing means of limited flight

  3. : an appendage or part resembling a wing in appearance, position, or function: such as

  1. : to fit with wings

  2. : to enable to fly or move swiftly

  3. : to traverse with or as if with wings


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