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give birth to (someone or something)

1. To birth a baby. Angela gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last night.
2. To bring something into existence. The technological advances gave birth to the Industrial Revolution.
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give birth to someone or something

1. Lit. to have a child; [for an animal] to bring forth young. She gave birth to a baby girl. The cat gave birth to a large number of adorable kittens.
2. Fig. to bring forth a new idea, an invention, a nation, etc. The company gave birth to a new technology. The basic idea of participatory democracy gave birth to a new nation.
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give birth to

1. Bear a child, as in She gave birth to her first child exactly at midnight. [Early 1800s]
2. Also, give rise to. Be the cause or origin of. For example, His hobby gave birth to a very successful business, or The economic situation gave rise to widespread dissatisfaction. The first term dates from the early 1700s, the second from the late 1700s.
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give birth to

1. To bear as offspring.
2. To be the origin of: a hobby that gave birth to a successful business.
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But the stunning brunette says having to give birth to a baby in the show was "horrible and unnerving".
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Hippo cows give birth to a single calf weighing between 60 and 110 pounds after a gestation period of eight months and, as birth usually takes place in the water, it's fortunate that they can swim as soon as they are born
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While nothing has been confirmed by the royal family in regards to whether or not Markle would be welcoming more than one child, studies have shown that women in their 30s, like the Duchess, are more likely to give birth to twins than women in their 20s.
A spokesman for Guinness said: "To give birth to two sets of twins is unusual but to do it in such a short time is amazing."
It is possible that the Duchess will give birth to her third child much later than expected.
Kate Middleton is due to give birth to her third child.
Kate Middleton will soon give birth to her third child, and a source recently shared some news about her pregnancy, as well as her plans on how to raise her baby.
There are also rumors suggesting that Middleton will ( give birth to her baby at home instead of at St.
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