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1. A sticky substance that is smeared on branches or twigs to capture small birds.
2. Something that captures or ensnares.
tr.v. bird·limed, bird·lim·ing, bird·limes
1. To smear with birdlime.
2. To catch with or as if with birdlime.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Hunting) a sticky substance, prepared from holly, mistletoe, or other plants, smeared on twigs to catch small birds
(Hunting) (tr) to smear (twigs) with birdlime to catch (small birds)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., v. -limed, -lim•ing. n.
1. a sticky material smeared on twigs to catch small birds that alight.v.t.
2. to smear or catch with or as if with birdlime.
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Past participle: birdlimed
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|Noun||1.||birdlime - a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds|
|Verb||1.||birdlime - spread birdlime on branches to catch birds|
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