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verb breed pronunciation in British English /briːd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theybreed
he/she/itbreeds
present participlebreeding
past tensebred
past participlebred

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  1. 1
    [intransitive] if animals breed, they become the parents of young animals
    The birds have bred successfully for the past six years.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to produce new plants or animals from existing ones, especially in order to produce plants or animals with particular characteristics
    She breeds sheep.
    attempts to breed a new disease-resistant type of corn
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