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Definition of whelp verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

whelp

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//welp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//welp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they whelp
BrE BrE//welp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//welp//
 
he / she / it whelps
BrE BrE//welps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//welps//
 
past simple whelped
BrE BrE//welpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//welpt//
 
past participle whelped
BrE BrE//welpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//welpt//
 
-ing form whelping
BrE BrE//ˈwelpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwelpɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] whelp (something) (formal) (of a female dog) to give birth to a puppy or puppies Word Origin Old English hwelp (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch welp and German Welf.
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