take (someone) under one's wing

Definition of take (someone) under one's wing

  1. :  to help, teach, or take care of (someone who is younger or has less experience) He took the rookie pitcher under his wing.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

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

    :  such an appendage even though rudimentary if possessed by an animal belonging to a group characterized by the power of flight

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

  1. :  to fit with wings

    :  to enable to fly or move swiftly

    :  to traverse with or as if with wings


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