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English noun: spawn

1. spawn (animal) the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs

Broader (hypernym)egg

Narrower (hyponym)roe

English verb: spawn

1. spawn (creation) call forth

Synonymsbreed, engender

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cause, do, make

2. spawn (body) lay spawn

SamplesThe salmon swims upstream to spawn.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)lay

Narrower (hyponym)spat

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