• To produce offspring sexually; to bear young.
  • To give birth to; to be the native place of.
  • Of animals, to mate.
  • To keep animals and have them reproduce in a way that improves the next generation’s qualities.
  • To arrange the mating of specific animals.
  • To propagate or grow plants trying to give them certain qualities.
  • To take care of in infancy and through childhood; to bring up.
  • To yield or result in.
  • To be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, like young before birth.
  • To educate; to instruct; to bring up
  • To produce or obtain by any natural process.
  • To have birth; to be produced, developed or multiplied.
  • to ejaculate inside someone's anus



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  • From Middle English breden, from Old English brēdan, from Proto-Germanic *brōdijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreh₁-. Cognate with Scots brede, breid, Saterland Frisian briede, West Frisian briede, Dutch broeden, German Low German bröden, German brüten.

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