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hatch1

hatch1

 
pronunciation:
haech
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part of speech: verb
inflections: hatched, hatches, hatching
definition 1: to help young animals develop inside their eggs and then to break out or be born. Birds, reptiles, and certain kinds of fish hatch eggs.
Ducks hatch their eggs by keeping their nest warm.
similar words:
brood, incubate
definition 2: to produce or create.
They hatched a plan to surprise him.
synonyms:
cook up, devise, originate, produce
similar words:
conceive, concoct, create, dream up, generate
definition 3: to come out of an egg; to be born from an egg.
The ducklings all hatched the same afternoon.
similar words:
emerge
derivations: hatchable (adj.), hatchability (n.), hatcher (n.)
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