- 1[intransitive, transitive] spawn (something) (of fish, frogs, etc.) to lay eggs
- 2[transitive] spawn something (often disapproving) to cause something to develop or be produced The band's album spawned a string of hit singles.
NAmE//spɔn//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spawn
he / she / it spawns
past simple spawned
-ing form spawning