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  1. mate
    IPA[māt]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. (of animals or birds) come together for breeding; copulate:

      successful males may mate with many females
      Synonym : breed, couple, copulate
    • 2. bring (animals or birds) together for breeding:

      a male is mated to several females
      Synonym : couple, pair, join, bring together
    • 3. connect or be connected mechanically:

      a four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed gearbox
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: mate, plural noun: mates

    • v.: verb: mate, 3rd person present: mates, gerund or present participle: mating, past tense: mated, past participle: mated

    • noun

      an infusion of the leaves of a South American shrub, which is high in caffeine and bitter:

      the leaves of the maté shrub.

    • noun

      short for checkmate
    • verb

      short for checkmate
    • noun

      the sexual partner of a bird or other animal:

      a person's husband, wife, or other sexual partner:

    • verb

      (of animals or birds) come together for breeding; copulate:

      bring (animals) together for breeding:

    • noun

      a bitter infusion of the leaves of a South American shrub, which is high in caffeine:

      the leaves of the maté shrub.

    • noun

      short for checkmate
    • verb

      short for checkmate
    • noun

      the action of animals coming together to breed; copulation:
    • noun

      the action of animals coming together to breed; copulation:
    • noun

      an election candidate for the lesser of two closely associated political offices:

      a horse entered in a race in order to set the pace for another horse from the same stable, which is intended to win.

    • noun

      a person or animal that is the same age as another.
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