give birth to something

give birth to something
give birth to something phrase
to make something important start to exist

It was this event that gave birth to the peace movement.

Thesaurus: to make something start to exist or happensynonym
Main entry: birth

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • give birth to something — give birth to (something) to cause or be the origin of something. The popularity of the car eventually gave birth to the interstate highways. Related vocabulary: give rise to something Etymology: based on the literal meaning of give birth (= to… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give birth (to something) — give ˈbirth (to sb/sth) idiom to produce a baby or young animal • She died shortly after giving birth. • Mary gave birth to a healthy baby girl. • (figurative) It was the study of history that gave birth to the social sciences …   Useful english dictionary

  • give birth to something — to make something important start to exist It was this event that gave birth to the peace movement …   English dictionary

  • give rise to something — give rise to (something) to cause something to exist. Her experiences have given rise to the passion she expresses in her poetry. Stem cells produce more cells of the same kind liver stem cells give rise to liver cells, skin stem cells give rise… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give birth to — (something) to cause or be the origin of something. The popularity of the car eventually gave birth to the interstate highways. Related vocabulary: give rise to something Etymology: based on the literal meaning of give birth (= to have a baby) …   New idioms dictionary

  • give birth — verb 1. cause to be born (Freq. 2) My wife had twins yesterday! • Syn: ↑deliver, ↑bear, ↑birth, ↑have • Derivationally related forms: ↑birth ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • To give birth to — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • give birth to — bear a child, bring forth offspring; bring forth, originate, create something (as of an idea or vision) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • birth — [ bɜrθ ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the occasion of a baby being born: We are happy to announce the birth of our son Andrew. John wanted to be present at the birth. from/since birth: James has been blind from birth. at birth (=at the time… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • give rise to — (something) to cause something to exist. Her experiences have given rise to the passion she expresses in her poetry. Stem cells produce more cells of the same kind liver stem cells give rise to liver cells, skin stem cells give rise to skin, and… …   New idioms dictionary

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