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calve (v.)

"to bring forth a calf or calves," Old English cealfian, from cealf "calf" (see calf (n.1)). Of glaciers, "to lose a portion by an iceberg breaking off," 1837. Related: Calved; calving.

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Definitions of calve from WordNet

calve (v.)
release ice;
The icebergs and glaciers calve
Synonyms: break up
calve (v.)
give birth to (a calf);
the whales calve at this time of year
Synonyms: have young
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