give birth to (someone or something)

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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 ˈbirth (to somebody/something)

produce a baby or young animal: She died shortly after giving birth.Mary gave birth to a healthy baby girl. ♢ (figurative) It was the study of history that gave birth to the social sciences.
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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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The females, known as cows, give birth to one pup each on quiet beaches or in caves.
Speaking at the launch of a fundraiser, Abu Jaoudeh said that due to the harsh living conditions and in a bid to enhance the quality of life for their families, "the majority of [Maronite] couples [nowadays] give birth to one, two or at most three children.
The planned dam construction project will give birth to one of the country s greatest man-made dams.
They only give birth to one pup a year, so it will take a long time for the colony to come back," she said.
Some 87% of women whose embryos were checked for genetic defects went on to have a healthy baby, or were about to give birth to one.
Sudan is pregnant with the referendum, but we do not know now whether it will give birth to one child of unity, or two of separation," said Ajok.
She said: "Giant continentals normally only give birth to one or two babies because of their size.
Camels give birth to one newborn every two years but with the embryo implantation, one camel can give birth to up to six newborns a year.
Karen was expecting to give birth to one of the identical twins yesterday.
The squirrels normally give birth to one litter of babies in the spring.
They can get pregnant once a year and usually give birth to one or two cubs at a time.
they usually give birth to one baby, although twins are not unheard of.
Healthy ewes are first mated in their first or second years and normally give birth to one lamb a year.
Females gestate for nearly 9 months and give birth to one baby at a time.
For her, each partner individually and the two together give birth to one another.