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hatch in Birds topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhatchhatch1 /hætʃ/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 hatch.jpg (also hatch out) [intransitive, transitive]HBB if an egg hatches, or if it is hatched, it breaks, letting the young bird, insect etc come out 🔊 The eggs take three days to hatch.2 (also hatch out) [intransitive, transitive]HBB if a young bird, insect etc hatches, or if it is hatched, it comes out of its egg 🔊 All the chicks have hatched out.3 hatch a plot/plan/deal etc→ See Verb table
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hatchMost pairs in Britain lay in the middle two weeks of May, with the eggs hatching 12 or 13 days later.Breeze, who had hatched a good many herself, quickened her steps to a run, for her two friends were waiting.The well-wrapped single egg then hatches, and the larva eats its home as its parent leaves.The eggs should hatch any day now.He has, in addition, hatched his own solution to the challenge of balancing love and work.The court heard that a desperate financial crisis and debts of more than £40,000 drove Shooter to hatch his unsuccessful plot.Millions of mosquito eggs will have hatched out by May.All three seeds hatch the same adult.The egg is hatched without any direct help from either parent.