noun, plural spawn, spawns.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM spawnspawner, nounun·spawned, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for spawn
There is a misconception among locals that the small masu found in winter—which they call pestrushka— are a different species entirely from the larger fish—called sima— that come in summer to spawn.The quest to snare—and save—the world’s largest owl|Jonathan Slaght|August 28, 2020|Popular Science
The brand took off, becoming a poster child of the e-commerce movement that would spawn many a “Warby Parker of X”s.Warby Parker raises $245 million for a $3 billion valuation|Lucinda Shen|August 27, 2020|Fortune
Since his Carnegie Mellon team won the DARPA Urban Challenge in 2007 — the race that spawned today’s self-driving movement — he has been one of the industry’s central players, first co-founding Google’s self-driving unit and later leading it.Last Unicorn Standing: Can This Self-Driving Innovator Survive?|Charu Kasturi|August 27, 2020|Ozy
Now, these communities are counting on art to keep their economies going amid the crisis spawned by the coronavirus pandemic.Can the Arts Save Rural America From the Recession?|Charu Kasturi|August 16, 2020|Ozy
In recent years, she adds, Tbilisi has spawned a new crop of free-thinking youngsters planning their own startups.
Well known for his gimmicks, Daylyt entered the stage in a Spawn costume that could stop traffic at Comic Con.
That is not to say that the focus on Cohle and Hart does not spawn two compelling performances.‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’|Jimmy So|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Replaying sections will spawn enemies in the same place, but what happens then changes from time to time.‘Killzone: Shadow Fall’ Review: Oh My God, This PlayStation 4 Game Is Beautiful|Alec Kubas-Meyer|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After surprising box office success, The Terminator would go on to spawn three sequels.The Week in Nostalgia: ‘Halloween’ Turns 35, Butch and Sundance Debut, and the iPod is Born (VIDEO)|Chancellor Agard|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This idea is really the spawn of Mark Levin, the wingnut radio host, who has (of course) written a book about it.
For commercial purposes the English method of making the spawn into bricks has some advantages over the French "flake" process.
The salmon go over a hundred miles up to the McCloud River to spawn, and will jump or leap up small falls or rapids in their way.Stories of California|Ella M. Sexton
The important thing should be to ascertain if the spawn spreads through the bed properly.Mushroom Culture|W. Robinson
At Whitsuntide this year no Laplander was at church, the pikes happening to spawn just at that time.Lachesis Lapponica|Carl von Linn
These cones consisted of half-melted ice, gelatinous, and much like the spawn of a frog.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things|Edmund Fillingham King