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"spawn" in British English

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spawnnoun

uk   /spɔːn/  us   /spɑːn/

spawnverb

uk   /spɔːn/  us   /spɑːn/
(Definition of spawn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spawn" in American English

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spawnnoun [U]

 us   /spɔn/
the ​eggs of ​fish

spawnverb [I/T]

 us   /spɔn/
(esp. of ​fish) to ​layeggs: [I] Salmon ​swim up ​rivers and ​streams to spawn. [T] fig. Generous ​loans have spawned hundreds of ​smallbusinesses (= caused them to be ​started).
(Definition of spawn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"spawn" in Business English

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spawnverb [T]

uk   us   /spɔːn/
to cause something new, or many new things, to ​grow or ​start suddenly: Deregulation has also spawned three mobile-phone ​operators and five ​internetproviders. The new ​economic freedom has spawned hundreds of new ​smallbusinesses.
(Definition of spawn from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spawn”
in Spanish huevas…
in Vietnamese trứng cá, ếch……
in Malaysian telur…
in Thai ไข่ปลา, ไข่กบ…
in French oeufs…
in German der Laich…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卵, (鱼、青蛙等的)卵…
in Turkish neden olmak, yol açmak, ...ı/i doğurmak…
in Russian порождать…
in Indonesian telur ikan, telur kodok…
in Chinese (Traditional) 卵, (魚、青蛙等的)卵…
in Polish doprowadzać do powstania…
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