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hatch1

hatch1

 
pronunciation:
haech
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hatched, hatches, hatching
definition 1: to bring forth or cause (a bird, fish, or other animal) to come forth from an egg.
The bird hatched her eggs in a nest in that tree.
synonyms:
clutch
similar words:
brood, incubate
definition 2: to originate or produce.
Together they hatched a brilliant plan.
synonyms:
cook up, devise, originate, produce
similar words:
conceive, concoct, create, dream up, generate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to come forth from an egg.
The ducklings all hatched the same afternoon.
similar words:
emerge, pip
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of hatching.
definition 2: the group of young hatched at one time.
synonyms:
brood, clutch
similar words:
covey, nest
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derivations: hatchable (adj.), hatchability (n.), hatcher (n.)
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