Definition of bloom verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bloom

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    BrE BrE//bluːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bluːm//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bloom
    BrE BrE//bluːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bluːm//
     
    he / she / it blooms
    BrE BrE//bluːmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bluːmz//
     
    past simple bloomed
    BrE BrE//bluːmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bluːmd//
     
    past participle bloomed
    BrE BrE//bluːmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bluːmd//
     
    -ing form blooming
    BrE BrE//ˈbluːmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbluːmɪŋ//
     
    Happiness, Good health
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to produce flowers synonym flower Most roses will begin to bloom from late May. Tulips were blooming as far as the eye could see.
  2. 2[intransitive] to become healthy, happy or confident synonym blossom The children had bloomed during their stay on the farm. She was blooming with good health. See related entries: Happiness, Good health
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old Norse blóm ‘flower, blossom’, blómi ‘prosperity’, blómar ‘flowers’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bloom

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