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English definition of “born”

born

 /bɔrn/ us  

born (BEGAN TO EXIST)

past participle of bear; having come into existence by birth: He was born in 1950.

born

adjective [not gradable]  /bɔrn/ us  

born adjective [not gradable] (NATURAL)

having a natural ability or tendency: It was obvious that Rachel was a born leader. [+ to infinitive] Stephen was born to ride motorcycles.
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