breed

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbriːd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/brid/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(brēd)


Inflections of 'breed' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
breeds
v 3rd person singular
breeding
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
bred
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
bred
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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breed

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. breed like rabbits
  2. breed in the wild
  3. they [don't, won't] breed in captivity
  4. breed [rare, exotic, tropical] animals
  5. breed [dogs, puppies, livestock]
  6. breed [an animal] in captivity
  7. breed [hostile feelings, hostility]
  8. familiarity breeds contempt
  9. ignorance breeds suspicion
n as adj
  1. breed-specific [problems, illnesses]
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