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calve



Pronunciation: (kav, käv), [key]
v., calved, calv•ing.


v.i.
1. to give birth to a calf: The cow is expected to calve tomorrow.
2. (of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break up or splinter so as to produce a detached piece.

v.t.
1. to give birth to (a calf).
2. (of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break off or detach (a piece): The glacier calved an iceberg.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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