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born

 us   /bɔrn/
  • born (BEGAN TO EXIST)

past participle of bear; having come into existence by birth: He was born in 1950.

bornadjective [not gradable]

 us   /bɔrn/
having a natural ability or tendency: It was obvious that Rachel was a born leader. [+ to infinitive] Stephen was born to ride motorcycles.
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"born" in British English

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bornverb

uk   /bɔːn/  us   /bɔːrn/
be born

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A2 to come out of a mother's body, and start to exist: She was born in 1950. We saw a lamb being born. Diana was born into an aristocratic family. Ann was born and brought up in Delaware.
having started life in a particular way: The toll of babies born with AIDS is rising. Stevie Wonder was born blind.
C2 formal or literary If an idea is born, it starts to exist.
born of sth formal
existing as the result of something: With a courage born of necessity, she seized the gun and ran at him.

bornadjective

uk   /bɔːn/  us   /bɔːrn/

-bornsuffix

uk   / -bɔːn/  us   / -bɔːrn/
(Definition of born from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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