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develop

verb [I or T] (GROW)    /dɪˈvel.əp/
B1 to (cause something to) grow or change into a more advanced, larger, or stronger form: It became clear that he wasn't developing like all the other little boys. The fear is that these minor clashes may develop into all-out confrontation. Over time, their acquaintance developed into a lasting friendship. This exercise is designed to develop the shoulder and back muscles. I'm looking for a job which will enable me to develop my skills/talents.Making progress and advancingBecoming better
(Definition of develop verb (GROW) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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