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born

verb     /bɔːn/ US  /bɔːrn/
be born A2 to come out of a mother's body, and start to exist: She was born in 1950. We saw a lamb being born. Diana was born into an aristocratic family. Ann was born and brought up in Ealing.BirthPregnancy having started life in a particular way: The toll of babies born with AIDS is rising. Stevie Wonder was born blind.BirthPregnancy C2 formal or literary If an idea is born, it starts to exist.Creating and producingInventing, designing and innovation born of sth formal existing as the result of something: With a courage born of necessity, she seized the gun and ran at him.Origins and sources Grammar:Born or borne?See moreGrammar:BornWe use born in the phrase be born to indicate that a child has entered the world:See moreGrammar:Bear, bore, borneBear means to tolerate something, usually something that you dislike. It is most commonly used in the expression can’t bear. The past form is bore and the -ed form is borne:See more
(Definition of born verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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