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Meaning of fledge

fledge

Pronunciation: (flej), [key]
— v., adj. fledged, fledg•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to bring up (a young bird) until it is able to fly.
  2. to furnish with or as if with feathers or plumage.
  3. to provide (an arrow) with feathers.
—v.i.
  1. (of a young bird) to acquire the feathers necessary for flight.
—adj.
  1. (of young birds) able to fly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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