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flourish

verb  /ˈflɜr·ɪʃ, ˈflʌr-/ us  

flourish verb (SUCCEED)

[I] to grow or develop successfully: Parts of the city continue to flourish. This is the perfect environment for our company to flourish and expand in.

flourish verb (WAVE)

[T] to move something in your hand in order to make people look at it: She ran up to her father, flourishing her diploma.

flourish

noun [C]  /ˈflɜr·ɪʃ/ us  

flourish noun [C] (WAVE)

a big, noticeable movement: I pulled into the driveway with a flourish .
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