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when a person or animal is born, they come out of their mother's body or out of an egg
Forty lambs were born this spring.
be born in
Swift was born in 1667.
be born at
Then, most babies were born at home.
be born on
I was born on December 15th, 1973.
be born into/to/of something
be born in a particular situation, type of family etc
One-third of all children are born into single-parent families.
be born with something
have a particular disease, type of character etc since birth
Jenny was born with a small hole in her heart.
born and raised
born and grew up
be born blind/deaf etc
be blind, deaf etc when born
be born lucky/unlucky etc
always be lucky, unlucky etc
Australian/French etc born
born in or as a citizen of Australia etc
Do not say 'I born', 'I have been born', or 'I am born'. Say
I was born
He was born in Pakistan.
something that is born starts to exist
the country where the sport of cricket was born
be born (out) of
existing as a result of a particular situation
The alliance was born of necessity in 1941.
Bill spoke with a cynicism born of bitter experience.
born and bred
born and having grown up in a particular place and having the typical qualities of someone from that place
I was born and bred in Liverpool.
be born to do/be something
to be very suitable for a particular job, activity etc
He was born to be a politician.
I wasn't born yesterday
used to tell someone you think is lying to you that you are not stupid enough to believe them
there's one born every minute
used to say that someone has been very stupid or easily deceived
be born under a lucky/unlucky star
to always have good or bad luck in your life
be born with a silver spoon in your mouth
to be born into a rich family
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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