give birth to

{v. phr.} 1. To bear live offspring. * /The mother gave birth to twin baby girls./ 2. To bring about; create; occasion. * /Beethoven gave birth to a new kind of symphony./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • give birth — index propagate (increase) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • give birth to — index conceive (invent), create, make, originate, produce (manufacture), reproduce Burton s Leg …   Law dictionary

  • give birth — verb 1. cause to be born (Freq. 2) My wife had twins yesterday! • Syn: ↑deliver, ↑bear, ↑birth, ↑have • Derivationally related forms: ↑birth ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • give birth to — HAVE, bear, produce, be delivered of, bring into the world; N. Amer. birth; informal drop; dated mother; archaic bring forth. → birth * * * phrasal …   Useful english dictionary

  • give birth — verb a) To release live offspring from the body into the environment It was clear that she was about to give birth. b) To become the female parent of. She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. See Also: bear, birth, born …   Wiktionary

  • give birth to — Synonyms and related words: author, bear, beget, birth, breed, bring about, bring forth, bring to birth, bring to effect, bring to pass, cause, conceive, create, do, effect, effectuate, engender, establish, father, found, generate, gestate, give… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • give birth — Synonyms and related words: animate, be confined, bear, bear a child, bear young, breathe life into, bring into being, bring into existence, bring to life, call into being, call into existence, calve, cast, conceive, drop, endow with life,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • give birth — phrasal to have a baby < gave birth last Thursday > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • give birth to — phrasal 1. to produce as offspring < gave birth to a son > 2. to be the source of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • give birth — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. bear [a child, young, etc. ], lie in; whelp, fawn, etc. See reproduction …   English dictionary for students

  • give birth (to someone) — phrase if a woman gives birth to a baby, she produces it from inside her body She gave birth to a baby boy. Thesaurus: pregnancy and having a babyhyponym Main entry: birth …   Useful english dictionary


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