- 1 [no object] (Of a fish, frog, mollusc, crustacean, etc.) release or deposit eggs: the fish spawn among fine-leaved plantsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Goldburg says cod and other fish may spawn inside cages.
- The fish were spawning so the rivers were well stocked.
- The female salmon spawns and then dies.
- 2 [with object] often • derogatory (Of a person) produce (offspring): why had she married a man who could spawn a boy like that?Más ejemplos en oraciones
- They asked me to leave and notified the Child Welfare department that if I should ever spawn a child, it should be taken from my custody right away.
- A human half my age has spawned ten children who all have four or more of their own.
- 2.1Produce or generate a large number of: the decade spawned a bewildering variety of books on the forcesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Nowlan's comic strip was widely popular, running for decades and spawning a host of imitators.
- Kitchen restorations are a boom industry, and are spawning a new breed of specialists.
- The only negative thing I can say about this song is that it might have the unfortunate side effect of spawning a league of yelling-guy-with-drums imitators.
sustantivo[mass noun] Volver al principio
- 2chiefly • derogatory The product or offspring of a person or place: the spawn of SatanMás ejemplos en oraciones
- There was a flash of color in the demon spawn's cheeks.
- She was like the wild, caffeinated, blonde spawn of Satan.
- He was, without a doubt, the devil's evil spawn, sent down to earth to mess up the lives of innocent and simple girls.
- 3The mycelium of a fungus, especially a cultivated mushroom: a supplier of spawn for shiitake mushroomsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- They also sell organically certified shiitake mushroom spawn.
late Middle English: shortening of Anglo-Norman French espaundre 'to shed roe', variant of Old French espandre 'pour out', from Latin expandere 'expand'.