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

 

burgeon

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbɜːdʒən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrdʒən//
 
[intransitive](formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they burgeon
BrE BrE//ˈbɜːdʒən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrdʒən//
 
he / she / it burgeons
BrE BrE//ˈbɜːdʒənz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrdʒənz//
 
past simple burgeoned
BrE BrE//ˈbɜːdʒənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrdʒənd//
 
past participle burgeoned
BrE BrE//ˈbɜːdʒənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrdʒənd//
 
-ing form burgeoning
BrE BrE//ˈbɜːdʒənɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrdʒənɪŋ//
 
 
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to begin to grow or develop rapidly Word Origin Middle English: from Old French bourgeonner ‘put out buds’, from borjon ‘bud’, based on late Latin burra ‘wool’.Extra examples A new wave of running clubs have burgeoned over the past decade. Manufacturers are keen to cash in on this burgeoning demand. The hedgerows had begun to burgeon with violets and primroses.
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