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Prepositional phraseEdit

in the wild

  1. (usually of animals) Living and roaming freely in nature; not domesticated etc.
    • 2008, G. Tyler Miller, Scott Spoolman, Sustaining the Earth: an integrated approach (page 107)
      But during its lifetime, a single macaw left in the wild might yield more than 16 times as much in tourist income.
  2. (figuratively) at large
    • 2006, Wally Wang, Steal this computer book 4.0: what they won't tell you about the Internet
      A new, deadly type of virus has been detected in the wild.