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give birth

This page is about the collocation give birth

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

If a mother gives birth, her unborn baby passes into the outside world.

For example

  • Joanna gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

  • Did the kids watch Mindy giving birth to her kittens?

Quick Quiz

Giving birth normally takes

a. a few days

b. a few minutes

c. about nine months

Contributor: Matt Errey