give birth


give birth
verb
1. cause to be born (Freq. 2)
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My wife had twins yesterday!

Syn: ↑deliver, ↑bear, ↑birth, ↑have
Derivationally related forms: ↑birth (for: ↑birth), ↑delivery (for: ↑deliver)
Hypernyms: ↑produce, ↑bring forth
Hyponyms:
twin, ↑drop, ↑foal, ↑cub, ↑kitten, ↑lamb, ↑litter, ↑whelp, ↑pup, ↑farrow, ↑pig, ↑fawn, ↑calve, ↑have young, ↑have a bun in the oven, ↑bear, ↑carry, ↑gestate, ↑expect
Verb Group: ↑have a bun in the oven, ↑bear, ↑carry, ↑gestate, ↑expect
Entailment: ↑conceive
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Somebody ——s

2. create or produce an idea (Freq. 1)
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Marx and Engels gave birth to communism

Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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phrasal
: to bear a child

she gave birth last Friday

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give birth
Of a mother, to bear or produce a baby
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Main Entry:birth

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bear a child or young

she's due to give birth in March | she gave birth to a son

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give birth
1 of a mother : produce a baby from the body

Did she give birth in a hospital or at home?

— usually + to

He was present when his wife gave birth to his daughter.

Our cat gave birth to four kittens.

2 : to cause the beginning of something
— + to

a revolution that gave birth to a new nation

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Main Entry:birth
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give birth — see birth
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Main Entry:give

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 to — HAVE, bear, produce, be delivered of, bring into the world; N. Amer. birth; informal drop; dated mother; archaic bring forth. → birth * * * phrasal …   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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