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thrive

verb [I] uk   us   /θraɪv/ (thrived or US also throve, thrived or US also thriven)
C1 to grow, develop, or be successful: His business thrived in the years before the war. She seems to thrive on stress.
thriving
adjective uk   us   /ˈθraɪ.vɪŋ/
C2 a thriving economy
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