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calve

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
calvecalve /kɑːv $ kæv/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 HBAto give birth to a calf
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calveAll was well at first, but when she calved it was another story.So why was he fired for putting a chart of caribou calving areas on the internet?It is an early-maturing breed, capable of calving at two years old.His wife had invariably been to lambing and, sometimes, calving courses.An estimated one-third of whale calves die in their first year.They are surprisingly early maturing: like the Jersey, they have been known to calve even younger than two years old.Another day, George rounded up some yearling calves for sale.Nobody knew more about lambing and calving than a veterinary surgeon so he was invited to instruct.
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Verb table
calve
Simple Form
Present
theycalve
itcalves
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare calving
itis calving
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Past
theywere calving
itwas calving
Present perfect
theyhave been calving
ithas been calving
Past perfect
it, theyhad been calving
Future
it, theywill be calving
Future perfect
it, theywill have been calving
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