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Definition of spawn verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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