midwife

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmɪdwaɪf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmɪdˌwaɪf/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(midwīf′)


Inflections of 'midwife' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": midwives
Inflections of 'midwife' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
midwifes
v 3rd person singular
midwifing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
midwiving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
midwifed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
midwived
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
midwifed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
midwived
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

midwife

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [qualified, private, registered, licensed] midwife
  2. a [homebirth, hospital, nurse] midwife
  3. [call, phone, tell] the midwife
  4. [train, study, want] to be a midwife
  5. the midwife delivered the baby
  6. was delivered by a midwife
  7. [recruit, hire, train] midwives
  8. sent for the midwife to [help, assist, deliver]
  9. works as a midwife [in, at]
  10. [speak, talk] to the midwife [about, regarding]
  11. was [helped, assisted] by the midwife
  12. the midwife [checked, examined, tested] (the mother)
  13. the midwife in [charge, attendance]
v
  1. midwifed the new mother
  2. midwifed her at [home, the hospital]
  3. midwife a [deal, development, process]
  4. was midwifed by [negotiators, officials]
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