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give birth

/gɪv bərθ/

/gɪv bəθ/

Other forms: gave birth; given birth; giving birth; gives birth

Definitions of give birth
  1. verb
    cause to be born
    synonyms: bear, birth, deliver, have
    bear, carry, expect, gestate, have a bun in the oven
    be pregnant with
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    twin
    give birth to twins
    drop
    give birth; used for animals
    foal
    give birth to a foal
    cub
    give birth to cubs
    kitten
    have kittens
    lamb
    give birth to a lamb
    litter
    give birth to a litter of animals
    pup, whelp
    birth
    farrow, pig
    give birth
    fawn
    have fawns
    calve, have young
    birth
    bear, carry, expect, gestate, have a bun in the oven
    be pregnant with
    type of:
    bring forth, produce
    bring forth or yield
  2. verb
    create or produce an idea
    “Marx and Engels gave birth to communism”
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    create by mental act, create mentally
    create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
Pronunciation
US

/gɪv bərθ/

UK

/gɪv bəθ/

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