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English definition of “flourish”

flourish

verb [T] (WAVE)   /ˈflɜr·ɪʃ, ˈflʌr-/
to move something in your hand in order to make people look at it: She ran up to her father , flourishing her diploma .
(Definition of flourish verb (WAVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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