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A bird
A person giving the bird
  1. (countable) A bird is a warm-blooded animal that has feathers and wings and lays eggs. Most birds can fly.
    A sparrow is a bird and so is a penguin, even though it cannot fly.
  2. (uncountable) When you give someone the bird, you give a vulgar hand gesture where only the middle finger is up.
    While I was driving along the highway, someone turned into my lane suddenly, nearly causing an accident. I immediately gave him the bird to show my anger.
  3. (Asian) (slang) A bird is a penis.

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  1. When you bird, you try to catch or shoot birds.
  2. When you bird, you look for wild birds in their natural home and try to identify them.
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