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foal

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
foalfoal1 /fəʊl $ foʊl/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 foal.jpg HBAa young horse → colt, filly
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foal• Sometimes when groups of horses get mixed up a foal may seem to get irrationally fixated on another horse.• Unfortunately a New Forest stallion got into the field and Shamrock got in foal.• They can be naturally very high in Iodine and can cause problems, particularly in foals.• Do not let foals get cold or wet out in the field.• Some foals can suffer from so-called neonatal maladjustment syndrome.• Some foals develop a milk diarrhoea when the mare shows a foal heat usually six to eight days after foaling.• This is usually transient and the foal does not stop sucking or look ill.• Do the foals stay with the mares or are they kept separately?
Related topics: Animals
foalfoal2 verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 HBAto give birth to a foal
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Verb table
foal
Simple Form
Present
theyfoal
itfoals
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Past
it, theyfoaled
Present perfect
theyhave foaled
ithas foaled
Past perfect
it, theyhad foaled
Future
it, theywill foal
Future perfect
it, theywill have foaled
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare foaling
itis foaling
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Past
theywere foaling
itwas foaling
Present perfect
theyhave been foaling
ithas been foaling
Past perfect
it, theyhad been foaling
Future
it, theywill be foaling
Future perfect
it, theywill have been foaling
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