- 1[intransitive] (of a tree or bush) to produce blossom The cherry trees blossomed early this year. See related entries: Plants
- 2[intransitive] to become more healthy, confident or successful She has visibly blossomed over the last few months. blossom into something Their friendship blossomed into love. See related entries: Good health, Plants Word Origin Old English blōstm, blōstma (noun), blōstmian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bloesem, also to bloom.Extra examples As the romance blossomed, he moved to be closer to her. It was after his move to Barcelona that his career really blossomed. The friendship blossomed into love.
BrE BrE//ˈblɒsəm//; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɑːsəm//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blossom
BrE BrE//ˈblɒsəm//; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɑːsəm//he / she / it blossoms
BrE BrE//ˈblɒsəmz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɑːsəmz//past simple blossomed
BrE BrE//ˈblɒsəmd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɑːsəmd//past participle blossomed
BrE BrE//ˈblɒsəmd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɑːsəmd//-ing form blossoming
BrE BrE//ˈblɒsəmɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɑːsəmɪŋ//Good health, Plants