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breed

noun

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a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common
  • some people say that honest politicians are a rare breed

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breed

verb

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1 to bring forth offspring
  • rabbits will breed very frequently unless they're kept separated

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2 to bring to maturity through care and education
  • he was bred to a life in the military by his father, himself an army captain

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4 to engage in sexual intercourse
  • cats breeding outside our window made a horrible racket last night

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5 to set permanently in the consciousness or mind-set
  • parents who breed in their children a deep respect for people of all classes

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The first known use of breed was before the 12th century

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“Breed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/breed. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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