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wading bird

A type of bird with long legs and a long neck that is typically found in shallow water. Examples include the crane and the stork. Look at all that wading bird near the shore. I think it might be a heron.
See also: bird, wade

wade across something

to walk across something covered by water. Let's wade across the stream at this point. If I wade across it, I will get wet.
See also: across, wade

wade in

 (to something)
1. to walk into an area covered by water. The horse waded right into the stream. It waded right in.
2. Fig. to get quickly and directly involved in something. (Fig. on {2}.) Don't just wade into things. Stop and think about what you are doing. Just wade in and get started.
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wade through something

 
1. to walk with effort through a substance, such as water, mud, garbage, etc. The soldiers waded through the mud on the way to battle. They waded through the mess to get to where they were going.
2. Fig. to struggle through something with difficulty. (Fig. on {2}.) You mean I have to wade through all these applications? I have to wade through forty term papers in the next two days.
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wade into something

also wade in
to become involved in something in a forceful and determined way She wades into a complicated project with great enthusiasm. If there's a problem, my mother is the one to wade in and try to solve it.
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wade through something

1. to read detailed or complicated information We don't have enough staff to wade through the data. If you can wade through the ads, there's useful information here about the history of the Internet.
2. to move through a large group We waded through a crowd of thousands. The players have to wade through a sea of fans after games.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of wade (to walk in water that is not deep)
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wade in

Also, wade into. Plunge into, begin or attack resolutely and energetically, as in She waded into that pile of correspondence. This idiom transfers entering water to beginning some action. [Mid-1800s]
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wade in

v.
1. To walk into a substance, such as water, that hinders normal movement: Unable to reach the buoy from the shore, I waded in toward it.
2. To join or intervene in an ongoing conflict, debate, or controversy: The government waded in to settle the contract dispute.
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wade into

v.
1. To walk into something, such as water, that impedes normal movement: The child waded into the ocean.
2. To join or intervene in some ongoing conflict, debate, or controversy: The government waded into the dispute and forced a resolution. The mayor waded into the debate to elaborate on a few points.
3. To become increasingly involved in some effort: The committee waded into the task.
4. To attack someone or something verbally or physically: The supervisor waded into me with a vehement attack.
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wade through

v.
1. To walk through something, such as water, that hinders normal movement: We waded through the water.
2. To proceed through something with great difficulty or effort: I waded through a boring report.
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References in classic literature ?
It was a hard bargain, but one that Wade could afford to take up, for if the wheat were to freeze out, or if the grasshoppers should eat it, or the chinch bugs ruin it, or a hail storm beat it down into the mud, or if any of the many hatreds Stepmother Nature holds out toward those trusting souls who would squeeze a living from her hard hands--if any of these misfortunes should transpire, he would be out nothing but labor, and that was the one thing he and Martin could afford to risk.
Dawn was breaking over them when Wade, surrendering to a surge of pity, put his arms around her with awkward gentleness.
Wade took the long drive Martin, under his father's guidance, chopped down enough trees to build a little lean-to kitchen and make-shift stable.
Wade consulted more and more with him, relied more and more upon his judgment.
Wade toiled early and late, doing part of the chores and double her share of the Spring plowing that Martin, as well as Nellie, could attend school in Fallon.
The Wades retired to Largo Florida where she lived for over 25 years before moving to Texas in 1995 to live with her son and then her daughter.
On February 20, 1998, the Wades filed suit against Dr.
The court held, inter alia, that the Wades failed to submit sufficient evidence for the court to submit the Wades' allegations of negligence in the monitoring and delivery of Daniel to the jury.
wades deep into New Mexico's San Juan River, home to browns, rainbows and other species of trout.
Fish stack up below your feet, feeding on the larva and worms you kick up from the bottom as you wade.
Financial contributions can now be made through the Sandals Foundation's website, as well as a new, text-to-donate campaign which was recently announced during Dwyane Wade's 6th Annual Brand Wade Summit at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, and allows donors to 'change the game' by texting GAME to 41444.
We're thrilled to create awareness for Game Changer with Dwyane Wade and Wade's World Foundation and to officially get the program off the ground," said Adam Stewart, President of the Sandals Foundation and CEO of SRI.
This is the 10th event David Wade Salon has held raising over $20000.
As one of Raleigh's premier salon owners and stylist, David Wade and his talented team have been helping clients look their best for more than 20 years.
6 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of his ongoing commitment to giving back to his hometown community, Miami HEAT star and Chicago-native Dwyane Wade is bringing together his friends from the sports and entertainment world for the Wade's World Weekend 4-day fundraising event, including a benefit dinner, bowling event, entertainment night and youth programs.