give birth

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give birth

When a woman or female animal gives birth, she produces a baby or young animal from her body

Persian equivalent: 

زاییدن، به دنیا آوردن


Our cat gave birth last night.

گربه ما دیشب زایمان کرد.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

1. give birth (to somebody) if a woman gives birth, she produces a baby from her body:
Patsy was celebrating last night after giving birth to twins.

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

give birth (to somebody)



give ˈbirth (to sb/sth) idiom


to produce a baby or young animal

• She died shortly after giving birth.

• Mary gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

(figurative) It was the study of history that gave birth to the social sciences.

Main entry: birthidiom

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition

give birth

B2 When a woman or female animal gives birth, she produces a baby or young animal from her body:

She gave birth to twins.

Our cat gave birth last night.

figurative This extraordinary experience gave birth to (= gave him the idea for) his latest novel.

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Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary: 

give birth
1 of a mother : produce a baby from the body
• Did she give birth in a hospital or at home?
- usually + to
• He was present when his wife gave birth to his daughter.
• Our cat gave birth to four kittens.
2 : to cause the beginning of something - + to
• a revolution that gave birth to a new nation


  1. Who must have the right to decide about the life of a baby before it is born? Why?
  2. Is abortion legal or illegal in your country?
  3. What do various religions say about abortion?
  4. What does your society think about abortion?
  5. Which one is worse, to have an abortion or to give birth to a baby you don't want and you don't love?
  6. If a woman wants to have an abortion, what rights does the father have? Why?
  7. Do you know anyone who has had an abortion? How would you/she describe the experience?
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