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breed in Biology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbreedbreed1 /briːd/ ●●○ verb (past tense and past participle bred /bred/)  1 [intransitive]BABY/HAVE A BABY if animals breed, they mate in order to have babies Eagles breed during the cooler months of the year.2 [transitive]TAHB to keep animals or plants in order to produce babies or new plants, especially ones with particular qualities These dogs were originally bred in Scotland to round up sheep. crossbreed1, purebred, thoroughbred3 [transitive]CAUSE to cause a particular feeling or condition Poor living conditions breed violence and despair.4 [transitive] if a place, situation, or thing breeds a particular type of person, it produces that type Society’s obsession with sex has bred a generation of unhappy children. well-bred, → born and bred at born1(3)→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
breedThis is a pond where ducks breed.Decomposing waste and disease-carrying bacteria compete with the fish for oxygen, limiting the number of fish that can be bred.The music became a fixture on urban radio in the '80s and bred a generation of fans.The planned deregulation has bred concern that Petron will face stiffer competition and an erosion of its 42 percent market share.But success in this world seems to breed envy which, in its turn, can breed hostility.Only some endangered animals can be bred in zoos.There are lots of them out there and, apparently, they breed like Kennedys.Another trouble with politics, it breeds politics.These trees are bred to resist pollution.Rabbits breed very quickly.