verb (used with object) Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
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Idioms for birth
- to bear (a child).
- to initiate; originate: Her hobby gave birth to a successful business.
Origin of birth
OTHER WORDS FROM birthmul·ti·birth, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH birthberth, birth
Example sentences from the Web for birth
She flies straight back to the US, gives birth, and gives the baby up for adoption.The mind-boggling end of Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise, explained|Constance Grady|November 20, 2020|Vox
Unexpectedly, she gave birth in prison to Gallagher’s child.‘The Woman Who Stole Vermeer’ revisits the strange tale of a British heiress who became a notorious art thief|Katharine Weber|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
One cool, sunny day before I could walk, I went missing in my great-aunt’s home, where my 20-year-old parents lived for the first few months after their elopement five months before my birth.Eighty years of memories that will stir readers’ own|Connie Schultz|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The biggest years for millennial births ranged from 1989 to 1993.Not everyone is feeling the recovery: The economy as told by 8 charts|Lance Lambert|November 14, 2020|Fortune
According to John, although the implantation of an embryo into a surrogate often does not “take,” it did take in both cases for them resulting in the birth of their two sets of twins.Husband’s tragic death leaves D.C. man to raise 4 young children alone|Lou Chibbaro Jr.|November 11, 2020|Washington Blade
But it will take more than superficial solidarity to dismantle those structures and the ideologies that birthed them.
The housing bubble was at very the center of the financial crisis that birthed Dodd-Frank.
But birthed out of the annals of Reddit and onto heavily trafficked pop-culture sites, “Too Many Cooks” has become mainstream.There Are More 'Too Many Cooks' Where That First Fever Dream Came From|Kevin Fallon|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Big Brother TV show was birthed in 1999, Facebook in 2004, YouTube in 2005.A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris|Anthony Haden-Guest|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The books have sold over six million copies, and birthed a TV mini-series in the early 1990s starring Olympia Dukakis.
Granny Phoebe was the midwife at our plantashun and she birthed all the babies.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
And yet my perhaps sympathy for the girl was birthed by accident, not design on her part.The Three Sapphires|W. A. Fraser
I was birthed in storm, after battle, and my swaddling cloth was a wolfskin.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)|Jack London
Like the race of man it loved its kind, and birthed and breast-nourished its young.Jerry of the Islands|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for birth
- to bear (offspring)
- to produce, originate, or create (an idea, plan, etc)
verb (tr) rare
Word Origin for birth
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Idioms and Phrases with birth
see give birth to.