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Fledge   /flɛdʒ/   Listen
Fledge

verb
(past & past part. fledged; pres. part. fledging)
1.
Feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight.
2.
Decorate with feathers.  Synonym: flight.
3.
Grow feathers.  Synonym: feather.






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"Fledge" Quotes from Famous Books



... eagle, who has lent his plume To fledge the shaft by which he meets his doom, See their own feathers pluck'd to wing the dart Which rank corruption ...
— Familiar Quotations • John Bartlett



Words linked to "Fledge" :   flight, parent, beautify, acquire, adorn, ornament, raise, decorate, nurture, get, produce, feather, develop, grace, grow, rear, bring up, embellish



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