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Brought up food, we hear (4)


I believe the answer is:


'brought up' is the definition.
(to breed is to bring up or raise)

'food we hear' is the wordplay.
'food' becomes 'bread' (bread is a kind of food).
'we hear' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.
'bread' sounds like 'BRED'.

(Other definitions for bred that I've seen before include "Gave rise to" , "Had children" , "Propagated, raised" , "Multiplied" , "Very (music)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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