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spawn

noun uk   /spɔːn/  us   /spɑːn/

spawn noun (EGGS)

[U] the eggs of fish, frogs, etc.
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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.

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.

spawn verb (EGGS)

[I] to produce eggs: The frogs haven't spawned yet.
Translations of “spawn”
in Vietnamese trứng cá, ếch……
in Spanish huevas…
in Thai ไข่ปลา, ไข่กบ…
in Malaysian telur…
in French oeufs…
in German der Laich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 卵, (魚、青蛙等的)卵…
in Indonesian telur ikan, telur kodok…
in Russian порождать…
in Turkish neden olmak, yol açmak, ...ı/i doğurmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卵, (鱼、青蛙等的)卵…
in Polish doprowadzać do powstania…
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