Meaning of “hatch” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /hætʃ/

[ I, T ] If an egg hatches or is hatched, it is broken open by a baby creature such as a bird, fish, or snake being born.

hatch a plan/plot, etc

to plan something secretly, especially something bad:

He hatched a plot to kill his wife.

(Definition of “hatch verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)