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English definition of “born”


verb     /bɔːn/
be born A2 When a person or animal is born, they come out of their mother's body and start to exist : She was born in London in 1973. an American-born writer (= born in America ) BirthPregnancy If an idea is born, it starts to exist .Starting and beginningStarting again
(Definition of born verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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