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mate in Animals topic

matemate2 ●○○ verb  1 [intransitive]HBASY if animals mate, they have sex to produce babiesmate with It’s quite common for male birds to mate with several females.2 [transitive]HBASY to put animals together so that they will have sex and produce babies Rabbits can be mated as early as six months old.3 [transitive]DGB to achieve the checkmate of your opponent in chess→ See Verb table
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mateIn other words, some males are extraordinarily successful while others may never mate.With one Joey outside the pouch, she looks to mate again with available males.Nevertheless, they mate and produce Leech and Foam island, two beings considered failures.Two pigeons performed an elaborate and very noisy mating dance.A young woman does not mate faithfully with a wealthy tycoon.The birds mate in April and the eggs are hatched by June.They will mate in vials and breed in a couple of weeks.During the mating season, foxes become much more vocal.Any male who chose not to mate with certain kinds of females would mate less than his non-discriminatory competitors.