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breed / raza
 
breed   [bri:d]
bred   verb: past tense   past participle
A. -noun   (literally)
a. [of animal]   raza (f)
b. [of plant]   variedad (f)   (figurative)   estirpe (f)
B. -transitive verb
1. [+animals]   criar
·town bred
·criado en la ciudad
·they are bred for show
·se crían para las exposiciones
·we breed them for hunting
·los criamos para la caza
2. (figurative)
[+hate, suspicion]   crear,   engendrar
C. -intransitive verb
[animals]   reproducirse,   procrear
·they breed like flies or rabbits
·se multiplican como conejos
 
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