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breed

verb uk   /briːd/ (bred, bred) us  

breed verb (REPRODUCE)

B2 [T] to keep animals for the purpose of producing young animals in a controlled way: Terriers are bred for their fighting instincts. His main income comes from breeding cattle. [I] (of animals) to have sex and produce young animals: The blackbird, like most birds, breeds in the spring.
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breed verb (CAUSE)

C2 [T] to cause something to happen, usually something bad: Favouritism breeds resentment.

breed

noun [C] uk   /briːd/ us  
B2 a particular type of animal or plant: a breed of dog/cat/horse/sheep/cattle What's your favourite breed of dog/dog breed? informal a type of person: Arletty was that rare breed of actress - beautiful, sexy and funny. A new breed of film-maker has taken over Hollywood. Authentic blues singers are a dying breed (= becoming rare) these days.
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