hatch

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1 hatch /ˈhætʃ/ noun
plural hatches
1 hatch
/ˈhætʃ/
noun
plural hatches
Learner's definition of HATCH
[count]
: an opening in the deck of a ship or in the floor, wall, or roof of a building
: the covering of such an opening
: a small door or opening in an airplane or spaceship see also escape hatch

batten down the hatches

see 1batten

down the hatch

informal
◊ If something goes down the hatch, you swallow it.
2 hatch /ˈhætʃ/ verb
hatches; hatched; hatching
2 hatch
/ˈhætʃ/
verb
hatches; hatched; hatching
Learner's definition of HATCH
[no object] of a bird, insect, fish, etc. : to come out of an egg : to be born by coming out of an egg
[+ object] : to cause (a young bird, insect, fish, etc.) to come out of an egg usually used as (be) hatched
[no object] of an egg : to break open as a young bird, insect, fish, etc., is born
[+ object] : to cause (an egg) to hatch
[+ object] : to create or produce (something, such as an idea or a plan) usually in a secret way
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