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This page is about the noun birth.

MeaningBirth is the time when a baby is born.
For exampleHow much does the baby weigh at birth?He's been blind from birth.It was a long and difficult birth.Please state your date of birth.They carrying out research to prevent premature births. She is planning to have home birth.Rebecca gave birth to a baby boy.

Parts of Speech

Words can be divided into 9 categories according to their use. These categories are called "parts of speech" or "word classes". Knowing all the parts of speech is important to construct grammatically correct sentences. In English, the basic parts of speech are noun, pronoun, adjective, determiner, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction and interjection. In some sources, determiners are not a separate part of speech because they are classed as adjectives.

add insult to injury

In this post, we're going to learn the idiomadd insult to injury.

Definition Someone adds insult to injury if they do or say something that makes a bad situation even worse.

Example sentencesI got a flat tyre from a nail, and to add insult to injury, it started to rain.To cancel our flight adds insult to injury. 

Launch into

In this post, we're going to learn the phrasal verblaunch into.
Launch into is an inseparable phrasal verb.

Definition If someone launches into something, they start it with a lot of enthusiasm.
Example sentencesHe immediately launched into a speech about the company.John launched into a detailed account of his experience.

Sit on the fence

In this post, we're going to learn the idiomsit on the fence.

Definition If someone sits on the fence, they avoid saying who they support in a discussion or argument.
Example sentencesYou should make your position clear - you can't sit on the fence.Steve sits on the fence when John and I argue.He is sitting on the fence with the same decision.

Lay in

In this post, we're going to learn the phrasal verblay in.
Lay in is a separable phrasal verb.

Definition If you lay in a supply of something, you collect and store it for future use.

Example sentencesWe have to lay in a supply of firewood.They began to harvest nuts and lay them in for the winter.

Break the ice

In this post, we're going to learn the idiombreak the ice.

Definition If you break the ice at the beginning of a party or a meeting, you do or say something to make people feel more comfortable.
Example sentencesHe tried to break the ice with a few jokes.I offered him a cigarette to break the ice.Jo managed to break the ice by asking about her plans.