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English definition of “beget”

beget

verb [T]     /bɪˈɡet/ (present participle begetting, past tense begot or begat, past participle begotten or begot)
old use to be the father of: In the Bible it says that Adam begat Cain and Abel.Breeds and breeding formal to cause : Poverty begets hunger , and hunger begets crime .Causing things to happen
(Definition of beget verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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