give birth

give birth

  1. (intransitive, of viviparous animals) To release live offspring from the body into the environment.
    It was clear that she was about to give birth.
  2. (intransitive, with to, of viviparous animals) To become the female parent of.
    She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively, usually, with to, idiom) To become the source of.
    Einstein gave birth to a famous equation relating energy to mass.
Related terms Translations Translations
  • Russian: порожда́ть
  • Spanish: parir

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