breed

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noun
1 type of animal
ADJECTIVE
new
rare
hardy
pure
domestic
VERB + BREED
keep

a farm that keeps rare breeds

use

This breed is used for both milk and meat production.

recognize

Three years later the breed was officially recognized.

PREPOSITION
breed of

a new breed of dairy cattle

2 particular type of person
ADJECTIVE
new
dying, rare

Entertainers of this sort are now a dying breed.

special

It takes a special breed of person to be a surgeon.

PREPOSITION
breed of

a new breed of international criminals

PHRASES
a breed apart

Health workers are a breed apart in their commitment and dedication to duty.

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verb
ADVERB
in captivity
successfully
commercially
selectively, specially, specifically

fish that have been selectively bred for their appearance

PREPOSITION
for

dogs that are bred for their fighting ability

Breed is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bird, ↑eagle, ↑pair, ↑rabbit, ↑success
Breed is used with these nouns as the object: ↑animal, ↑cattle, ↑confidence, ↑cow, ↑cynicism, ↑discontent, ↑dog, ↑fish, ↑hatred, ↑horse, ↑mouse, ↑pig, ↑resentment, ↑turkey, ↑violence

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