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Definition of thrive verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they thrive
    he / she / it thrives
    past simple thrived
    -ing form thriving
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  1. 1to become, and continue to be, successful, strong, healthy, etc. synonym flourish
  2. 2 New businesses thrive in this area. These animals rarely thrive in captivity.
  3. Phrasal Verbsthrive on something
adjective a thriving industry
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: thrive

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