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spawn

noun uk   /spɔːn/ us    /spɑːn/

spawn noun (EGGS)

[U] the eggs of fish, frogs, etc.
See also
Animal reproduction

spawn noun (YOUNG)

[C] (plural spawn) literary a young animal or child: disapproving She started screaming that I was a spawn of Satan because I was smoking a cigarette.Animal youngChildren and babies

spawn

verb uk   /spɔːn/ us    /spɑːn/

spawn verb (START)

[T] to cause something new, or many new things, to grow or start suddenly: The new economic freedom has spawned hundreds of new small businesses. Her death spawned countless films and books.Causing things to happen

spawn verb (EGGS)

[I] to produce eggs: The frogs haven't spawned yet.Animal reproduction
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