Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb calve

2 senses of calve

Sense 1
calve, break up -- (release ice; "The icebergs and glaciers calve")
       => separate, divide, part -- (come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated")

Sense 2
calve, have young -- (birth; "the whales calve at this time of year")
       => give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have -- (cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!")

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