Definition of 'spawn'
Example sentences containing 'spawn'
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Why have we spawned a generation of people with a constant need for exposure? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Now like the spawn of fish they float in the ocean. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)It proved popular enough to spawn two sequels. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But the absence has also spawned a reappraisal. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Dublin spawned a host of literary greats. Times, Sunday Times (2012)My generation has somehow spawned a new breed who live on credit cards. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Close seasons were originally introduced to protect fish while spawning. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The salmon were spawning and for once in the year you know precisely where the bears will be. Times, Sunday Times (2009)By providing protected spawning grounds for creatures such as lobster and scallops the reserve is helping other areas to replenish fish stocks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Despite a critical panning, this glorified video game proved successful enough to spawn a sequel. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Salmon return to spawn where they were born, making monitoring and maintaining stocks relatively easy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The show also spawned two spin-off movies. The Sun (2015)The rise of the electronic cigarette has spawned a host of British success stories. Times, Sunday Times (2013)IT'S pure agony for the families - and has spawned the next generation of conspiracy theorists. The Sun (2014)The arrival of the internet spawned a host of websites, most notably lastminute. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The deregulation of Indian airspace has also helped to spawn numerous new airlines in the past couple of years. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But in drier years the salmon are also avoiding the upper reaches of the stream, leading to fewer fish spawning. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The determination to return to their native spawning grounds is absolute: they will leap dams and obstacles to get up river. Food Watch (1994)So the dream of swimming would echo the dream that salmon have, of swimming upstream to find spawning grounds and multiply. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He'd go out at night and snag spawning salmon and bring them back to freeze and smoke and put up in jars. Times, Sunday Times (2010)All of them die soon after spawning in July or August. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It spawned two sequels and encouraged thousands to leave Britain for rural France. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It will run to the end of April, when the fish have spawned. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He also spawned a generation of dealers, like myself, to whom he was generous and wise. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But Winner had the last laugh, scoring a huge hit that spawned four sequels over two decades. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'spawn'
British English: spawn NOUN
Spawn is a soft, jelly-like substance containing the eggs of fish, or of animals such as frogs.
...her passion for collecting frog spawn.
Definition of spawn from the Collins English Dictionary
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