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give birth

B2 When a woman or female animal gives birth, she produces a baby or young animal from her body: She gave birth to twins. Our cat gave birth last night. figurative This extraordinary experience gave birth to (= gave him the idea for) his latest novel.
Translations of “give birth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 分娩, 生孩子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 分娩, 产仔…
(Definition of give birth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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