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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

to give birth to (a calf); Release ice.

Usage examples (24)
  • The icebergs and glaciers calve
  • The whales calve at this time of year
  • Ice shelves lose ice, and therefore mass, when icebergs 'calve' away from the seaward front of the shelf.
  • He had helped ewes lamb, mares foal and cows calve. for more
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