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breed
American English: /brid/
British English: /briːd/

Translation of breed in Spanish:

noun

  • (of animals) a new breed of athletes/managers
    una nueva generación de atletas/directivos
    un nuevo tipo de atleta/directivo
    a new breed of warships
    un nuevo género de barcos de guerra
    a dying breed a breed apart
    un mundo aparte
    Example sentences
    • This text would be very applicable for an introductory course in animal breeds, selection, evaluation and judging.
    • I would point out that we have special breeds of animals that we bred for hundreds of years.
    • In the section for cattle, about 600 stud animals of 15 different breeds and 16 slaughter steers have been entered.

transitive verb past tense & past participle bred

  • 1
    (animals)
    criar
    this stable has bred many champions
    de esta cuadra han salido muchos campeones
    they are breeding a new type of wheat
    están desarrollando el cultivo de un nuevo tipo de trigo
    Example sentences
    • Cows were bred to Brangus bulls during the 60-d breeding season, with 1 bull per 18 cows.
    • Hereford sires were bred to Angus and MARC III cows.
    • Mules, animals that result from breeding a male donkey with a female horse, are usually sterile.
    Example sentences
    • Most leeks can be harvested for use as baby leeks, but some varieties are bred for culinary appeal as baby leeks.
    • Hybrid seeds, on the other hand, are bred for qualities such as longevity or disease resistance.
    • Many seed catalogs feature varieties that are bred for small size plots - and organic too!
  • 2 (raise, educate) the country breeds good athletes
    el país produce buenos atletas
    I'm a Londoner born and bred
    nací y me crié en Londres
    we breed them tough in these parts
    los hacemos machotes por aquí [colloquial]
  • 3
    (disease/despair/violence)
    engendrar
    generar
    success breeds success
    el éxito llama al éxito
    Example sentences
    • Naturally, I concluded that athletic success bred confidence that carries through into professional life.
    • Or could it be that beauty breeds fame and success?
    • Usually, success breeds envy and resentment, but we've stayed good friends.

intransitive verb past tense & past participle bred

  • 1 (reproduce)
    reproducirse
    Example sentences
    • There are, he says, at least 200 different species of bacteria breeding feverishly behind your lips.
    • Some Australian bird species or parrot species will breed quite happily here in captivity.
    • And they also believe that the creatures are breeding in our countryside.
  • 2
    (despair/violence)
    surgir
    generarse
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