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  1. spawn

    • IPA[spôn]

    美式

    • v.
      (of a fish, frog, mollusk, crustacean, etc.) release or deposit eggs;(of a fish, frog, etc.) be laid as eggs
    • n.
      the eggs of fish, frogs, etc.;the process of producing spawn
    • verb: spawn, 3rd person present: spawns, gerund or present participle: spawning, past tense: spawned, past participle: spawned

    • noun: spawn

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. (of a fish, frog, mollusk, crustacean, etc.) release or deposit eggs the fish spawn among fine-leaved plants a large brood is spawned
    • (of a fish, frog, etc.) be laid as eggs the fish can locate the precise stream in which they were spawned
    • (of a character or object in a video game) appear at a certain point in the game then they enter the undead land where defenders will spawn to fight against them players can spawn a ghost ship to confuse foes
    • 2. derogatory (of a person) produce (offspring) why had she married a man who could spawn a boy like that?
    • produce or generate, especially in large numbers the decade spawned a bewildering variety of books on the forces
    • generate (a dependent or subordinate computer process).

    名詞

    • 1. the eggs of fish, frogs, etc. the fish covers its spawn with gravel
    • the process of producing spawn lax regulations, especially during the spawn, are responsible for the declining populations
    • 2. derogatory the product or offspring of a person or place (used to express distaste or disgust) the spawn of chaos: demons and sorcerers
    • 3. the mycelium of a fungus, especially a cultivated mushroom a supplier of spawn for shiitake mushrooms
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    • IPA[spɔːn]

    英式

    • v.
      (of a fish, frog, mollusc, crustacean, etc.) release or deposit eggs: the fish spawn among fine-leaved plants
    • n.
      the eggs of fish, frogs, etc.: the fish covers its spawn with gravel

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