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English verb: calve

1. calve (contact) release ice


SamplesThe icebergs and glaciers calve.


Synonymsbreak up


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)divide, part, separate

2. calve (body) birth


SamplesThe whales calve at this time of year.


Synonymshave young


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have









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