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hatch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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hatchhatch1 /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
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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.
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hatchhatch2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 TTATTWa hole in a ship or aircraft, usually used for loading goods, or the door that covers itescape hatch (=a hole in an aircraft etc through which you can escape)2 (also hatchway)DHHTBB a small hole in the wall, floor, or ceiling of a room, or the door that covers it3 down the hatch
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hatchThe astronauts were fixing a hatch aboard the Mir space station.Its designer shows how it can be fitted through a small kayak hatch in its assembled state.The glassy rear hatch opens wide and the boot has low loading lip.The oil spill will affect next spring's hatch.Did some one forget to close the hatch?She had fallen from the hatch.Kalchu went to the chicken coop and lifted the hatch.escape hatchThere was also an escape hatch in the inner hard cocoon.The two sides were now on a collision course: Khrushchev could not allow West Berlin to remain as an escape hatch.Kids are looking for an escape hatch from the pressures of home.Although normally kept shut, there is an escape hatch for the after cabin in each of the cockpit seats.Another escape hatch that Olson slams shut upon us is the device of distinguishing between Pound-the-man and Pound-the-poet.Even more important, birth control has a crucial escape hatch.Unlike the cecropia and promethea moths, however, these two do not have built-in escape hatches for the emerging adults.Taking hold of a strong branch, he finally cleared the escape hatch with his legs and dropped to the ground.Some experts suggested that the escape hatch might have been damaged.
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Verb table
hatch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhatch
he, she, ithatches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhatched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hatched
he, she, ithas hatched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hatched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hatch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hatched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hatching
he, she, itis hatching
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you, we, theyare hatching
Past
I, he, she, itwas hatching
you, we, theywere hatching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hatching
he, she, ithas been hatching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hatching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hatching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hatching
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