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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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