n 1: the production of young from an egg [syn: hatch,
2: shading consisting of multiple crossing lines [syn: hatch,
hatching, crosshatch, hachure]
3: a movable barrier covering a hatchway
v 1: emerge from the eggs; "young birds, fish, and reptiles
2: devise or invent; "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly";
"no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"
[syn: think up, think of, dream up, hatch, concoct]
3: inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance
such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating
4: draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal,
wood, or paper; "hatch the sheet"
5: sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
[syn: brood, hatch, cover, incubate]
v 1: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor
irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers
me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after
she leaves" [syn: annoy, rag, get to, bother, get
at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex,
2: disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation
or distress; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is
worrying me" [syn: worry, vex] [ant: assure,
3: change the arrangement or position of [syn: agitate, vex,
disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up]
4: subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or
deliberation; "vex the subject of the death penalty"
5: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I
don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question
really stuck me" [syn: perplex, vex, stick, get,
puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder,
flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze,