June 01, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
hatch /ˈhætʃ/ verb
hatch
/ˈhætʃ/
verb

hatches; hatched; hatching

Hatching a plan to take control of an event
Hatching a plan to take control of an event
Learner's definition of HATCH

1 a [no object] of a bird, insect, fish, etc. : to come out of an egg : to be born by coming out of an egg

  • We watched the chicks hatch.

1 b [+ object] : to cause (a young bird, insect, fish, etc.) to come out of an egg — usually used as (be) hatched

  • newly hatched chicks

2 a [no object] of an egg : to break open as a young bird, insect, fish, etc., is born

  • The eggs will soon hatch.

2 b [+ object] : to cause (an egg) to hatch

  • a hen hatching her eggs

3 [+ object] : to create or produce (something, such as an idea or a plan) usually in a secret way

  • They hatched a plot to overthrow the government.

  • hatch (up) a scheme

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