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

 

thrive

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verb
BrE BrE//θraɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//θraɪv//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they thrive
BrE BrE//θraɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//θraɪv//
 
he / she / it thrives
BrE BrE//θraɪvz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//θraɪvz//
 
past simple thrived
BrE BrE//θraɪvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//θraɪvd//
 
past participle thrived
BrE BrE//θraɪvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//θraɪvd//
 
-ing form thriving
BrE BrE//ˈθraɪvɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈθraɪvɪŋ//
 
Good health
 
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to become, and continue to be, successful, strong, healthy, etc. synonym flourish New businesses thrive in this area. These animals rarely thrive in captivity. See related entries: Good health Word Origin Middle English (originally in the sense ‘grow, increase’): from Old Norse thrífask, reflexive of thrífa ‘grasp, get hold of’. Compare with thrift.Extra examples The glass industry still thrives there. These traditions continued to thrive. a culture which positively thrives on new ideas concerned about their baby daughter’s failure to thrive Babies like this thrive best in a quiet, restful atmosphere He’s clearly thriving in his new job. She seems to thrive on stress. The fungus thrives in warm, moist conditions. The town has become a thriving business centre. These animals rarely thrive in captivity Phrasal Verbsthrive on something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: thrive

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