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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.
See also: through, wade

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

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

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

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.
See also: through, wade
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Wade II, born in Decatur, Alabama and longtime New Orleans resident, is a philanthropist, an investor, and a retired accountant, who is an active member of his church.
Wade was detained in April 2013 and accused of illegally amassing about 1.
Pascol Engineering, the manufacturing partner, is located in Thunder Bay, and Wade says that everything except certain controls can be manufactured locally.
But Wade is hardly alone in his estimation of how profoundly the revolution in genetics will affect the practice of medicine.
Mr Wade, a trainee doctor taking a year out, was staying with friends at the Buccaneers Retreat backpackers' hostel in East London, South Africa.
Addressing a crowd of 80,000 on 1 April at Dakar's Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium after a swearing-in ceremony attended by eight other African heads of state, Wade told his young supporters that they "were more valuable than the billions" that Senegal now needs from abroad, but that "they would now have to help themselves".
Wade decision, almost all the steps have been backward," says Gloria Feldt, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Inadequate funding forces Wade to make difficult choices, and though they have earned him many friends in the environmental movement, they have also made him powerful enemies.
I'm thrilled to unveil my first signature shoe with Jordan Brand," said Dwyane Wade.
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.
However, the guests who will be coming in to witness Wade and Union tie the knot have not been revealed yet.
Wade, who has been living in France when he was defeated in the election in 2012, returned his country to see his son Karim Wade who served as minister before involving in corruption.
Phil Taylor has been crowned BetVictor World Matchplay champion on 13 occasions and four of those titles were secured in final shoot-outs against Wade.
13 ( ANI ): Australian opener David Warner has defended Test keeper Matthew Wade calling former great Ian Healy's attack on his teammate "sad".
She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Leonard Wade, son Carl Leonard Wade and brother, Raymond Hayden.