give birth
phrasal to have a baby <
gave birth last Thursday

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 — 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 — Synonyms and related words: animate, be confined, bear, bear a child, bear young, breathe life into, bring into being, bring into existence, bring to life, call into being, call into existence, calve, cast, conceive, drop, endow with life,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • give birth — bear a child or young. → birth …   English new terms dictionary

  • give birth — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. bear [a child, young, etc. ], lie in; whelp, fawn, etc. See reproduction …   English dictionary for students

  • give birth — v. bear a child …   English contemporary dictionary

  • give birth — acennan …   English to the Old English

  • give birth to something — 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… …   New idioms dictionary

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