HyperDic: be_born

English > 1 sense of the expression be born:
VERBchangebe borncome into existence through birth
English > be born: 1 sense > verb 1, change
MeaningCome into existence through birth.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Narrowercome to life, come into beingbe born or come into existence
fallbe born, used chiefly of lambs
hatchemerge from the eggs
reincarnate, transmigratebe born anew in another body after death
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositedie, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff itPass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain / sustain life
Nounsbirththe event of being born
birththe process of giving birth
birththe time when something begins (especially life)

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