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hatch

(hăch)
v. hatched, hatching, hatches
v.intr.
To emerge from or break out of an egg.
v.tr.
1. To produce (young) from an egg.
2. To cause (an egg or eggs) to produce young.
n.
1. The act or an instance of hatching.
2. The young hatched at one time; a brood.

hatch′er n.
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Schools were to stay closed and travel warnings were issued along Mexico's southern Pacific coast on Monday as a region still reeling from record flooding battened down the hatches against a major hurricane moving toward the shore.
Having battened down the hatches during the economic storm, many buyers are now sitting on significant war chests, and this renewed confidence is beginning to tempt them back on the acquisition trail."
"But this year has taught us that when the criticism comes, we need to really batten down the hatches and make sure we get results.
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COMPANIES are discovering the conventional response to recession - battening down the hatches and waiting for business as usual to return - is a formula for failure.
Summary: Israel battened down the hatches at its main airport Thursday, awaiting hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists as Greece blocked the last boat in a scuppered campaign to ship aid to the Gaza Strip.