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hatch

verb  /hætʃ/ us  

hatch verb (BREAK EGG)

[I/T] to break an egg so a baby animal can come out: [I] The birds hatched out the next afternoon.

hatch verb (PLAN)

[T] to create or decide on a plan, esp. a secret plan: They hatched a plan for a surprise birthday party.

hatch

noun [C]  /hætʃ/ us  

hatch noun [C] (OPENING)

an opening through a floor or wall, or the cover for an opening, esp. on a ship: a cargo hatch
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