take (someone) under one's wing

Definition of take (someone) under one's wing

: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

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

  2. : to seize or capture physically

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

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

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

  3. : 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

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

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

wing play
  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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