hatch Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hatch" in British English

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hatchverb

uk   us   /hætʃ/

hatch verb (EGG)

[I or T] to (​cause an ​egg to) ​break in ​order to ​allow a ​younganimal to come out

hatch verb (PLAN)

[T] to make a ​plan, ​especially a ​secretplan: He hatched a ​plot to ​forgedocuments that would ​embarrass the ​company.

hatchnoun [C]

uk   us   /hætʃ/ (also hatchway )
an ​opening through a ​wall, ​floor, etc., or the ​cover for it: an ​escape hatch a ​serving hatch
(Definition of hatch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hatch" in American English

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hatchverb

 us   /hætʃ/

hatch verb (BREAK EGG)

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

hatch verb (PLAN)

[T] to ​create or ​decide on a ​plan, esp. a ​secretplan: They hatched a ​plan for a ​surprisebirthdayparty.

hatchnoun [C]

 us   /hætʃ/

hatch noun [C] (OPENING)

an ​opening through a ​floor or ​wall, or the ​cover for an ​opening, esp. on a ​ship: a ​cargo hatch
(Definition of hatch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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