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calve

calve

 
pronunciation:
kaev
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: calved, calves, calving
definition 1: to give birth to a calf.
definition 2: of a glacier or iceberg, to break up, thus making a separate piece.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to give birth to (a calf).
definition 2: of a glacier or iceberg, to cause (a mass of ice) to break loose.
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