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Noun: mating  mey-ting
  1. The act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
    "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring";
    - coupling, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union
Verb: mate  meyt
  1. Engage in sexual intercourse
    "Birds mate in the spring";
    - copulate, pair, couple
     
  2. Bring two objects, ideas, or people together
    "Matchmaker, can you mate my daughter with a nice young man?";
    - match, couple, pair, twin
     
  3. (chess) place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game
    "Kasparov mated his opponent after only a few moves";
    - checkmate

Derived forms: matings

Type of: beat, beat out, bring together, conjoin, crush, join, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice, shell, trounce, vanquish

Encyclopedia: Mating

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