Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the move should generate extra business’
cause, give rise to, lead to, result in, bring about, bring into being, create, make, produce, initiate, engender, spawn, sow the seeds of, occasion, effect, originate, bring to pass, bring on, precipitate, prompt, provoke, kindle, trigger, spark off, touch off, stir up, whip up, induce, inspire, promote, foster, conjure
literary beget, enkindle
2‘many factors determine which male is most likely to generate offspring’
procreate, breed, father, sire, engender, spawn, create, produce, give life to, give birth to, bring into being, bring into the world, bring forth, have
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