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berth

[ burth ]
/ bɜrθ /
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noun
verb (used with object)
Nautical.
  1. to allot to (a vessel) a certain space at which to anchor or tie up.
  2. to bring to or install in a berth, anchorage, or moorage: The captain had to berth the ship without the aid of tugboats.
to provide with a sleeping space, as on a train.
verb (used without object)
Nautical. to come to a dock, anchorage, or moorage.
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Idioms about berth

    give a wide berth to, to shun; remain discreetly away from: Since his riding accident, he has given a wide berth to skittish horses.

Origin of berth

1615–25; probably bear1 + -th1

OTHER WORDS FROM berth

un·berth, verb (used with object)

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH berth

berth , birth
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British Dictionary definitions for berth

berth
/ (bɜːθ) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for berth

C17: probably from bear 1 + -th 1
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Other Idioms and Phrases with berth

berth

see give a wide berth to.

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