take wing

see take flight.

Words Nearby take wing

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How to use take wing in a sentence

  • Occasionally an owl will take wing from a branch and swoop away with a flash of white.

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  • As the Nabob talked, de Gery felt his suspicion take wing and all his sympathy return, together with a shade of pity.

    The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet
  • The Fly makes violent efforts to take wing; she shakes the slender plant from top to bottom.

    More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
  • A drawback to collecting with the umbrella is that many insects take wing and escape before being secured.

  • Their flight is very rapid, and they can take wing from the water easier than the majority of ducks.

    Western Bird Guide | Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed, Harry F. Harvey, and Rex I. Brasher