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give birth (third-person singular simple present gives birth, present participle giving birth, simple past gave birth, past participle given birth)
- (intransitive, of viviparous animals) To release live offspring from the body into the environment.
- It was clear that she was about to give birth.
- (transitive, with to, of viviparous animals) To become the parent of by birthing.
- She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.
- 1988, Honig, Emily; Gail Hershatter, “Divorce”, in Personal Voices: Chinese Women in the 1980's, Stanford, Cali.: Stanford University Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 219:
- The case of a woman named Qu Hua from Qiqihaer, Heilongjiang, illustrates this possibility. She married a worker named Xu Baocheng in 1980, and they got along very well until she gave birth to a girl. Then Xu immediately began to beat Qu, and forced her and the baby to live in a small shack.
- 2022 June 1, Collier Jennings, “'The Orville': Everything You Need to Know Before Season 3”, in The Collider:
- The rest of the Orville's crew underwent changes as well. Bortus' beliefs were challenged when he gave birth to a daughter - on Moclan society, males are the dominant species and females must undergo a mandatory sex change.
- (transitive, figuratively, usually with to, idiomatic) To become the source of.
- Einstein gave birth to a famous equation relating energy to mass.
- To "give birth" refers to either the moment of childbirth as a point in time or to the period of labor preceding childbirth.
produce new life
to become the source of
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- Childbirth on Wikipedia.Wikipedia