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verb American English pronunciation: hatch /hætʃ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhatch
he/she/ithatches
present participlehatching
past tensehatched
past participlehatched
  1. 1

    hatch

    or

    hatch out

    [intransitive/transitive] if a baby bird, fish, insect, etc. hatches or is hatched, it comes out of its egg and is born

    Eleven chicks have been hatched since July.

    Mosquito larvae are hatching in the pond.

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  2. 2
    [transitive] if you hatch something such as a plan, you plan it, especially in secret

    He hatched a plan with Matt to sell things on the Internet.

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