give birth to


give birth to
HAVE, bear, produce, be delivered of, bring into the world; N. Amer. birth; informal drop; dated mother; archaic bring forth.
birth

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phrasal
1. : to bring forth : bear

gave birth to a son

2. : to be the source of : originate

gave birth … to a smoldering feeling of discontent, an inarticulate desire for change — G.G.Coulton

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give birth to
1. To bring forth, produce
2. To originate, begin, generate
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Main Entry:give

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • give birth to — (something) to cause or be the origin of something. The popularity of the car eventually gave birth to the interstate highways. Related vocabulary: give rise to something Etymology: based on the literal meaning of give birth (= to have a baby) …   New idioms dictionary

  • give birth — ► give birth bear a child or young. Main Entry: ↑birth …   English terms dictionary

  • give birth — index propagate (increase) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • give birth to — index conceive (invent), create, make, originate, produce (manufacture), reproduce Burton s Leg …   Law dictionary

  • give birth — verb 1. cause to be born (Freq. 2) My wife had twins yesterday! • Syn: ↑deliver, ↑bear, ↑birth, ↑have • Derivationally related forms: ↑birth ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • give birth — verb a) To release live offspring from the body into the environment It was clear that she was about to give birth. b) To become the female parent of. She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. See Also: bear, birth, born …   Wiktionary

  • give birth to — Synonyms and related words: author, bear, beget, birth, breed, bring about, bring forth, bring to birth, bring to effect, bring to pass, cause, conceive, create, do, effect, effectuate, engender, establish, father, found, generate, gestate, give… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • give birth to — {v. phr.} 1. To bear live offspring. * /The mother gave birth to twin baby girls./ 2. To bring about; create; occasion. * /Beethoven gave birth to a new kind of symphony./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give birth to — {v. phr.} 1. To bear live offspring. * /The mother gave birth to twin baby girls./ 2. To bring about; create; occasion. * /Beethoven gave birth to a new kind of symphony./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give\ birth\ to — v. phr. 1. To bear live offspring. The mother gave birth to twin baby girls. 2. To bring about; create; occasion. Beethoven gave birth to a new kind of symphony …   Словарь американских идиом


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