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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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