flourish Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"flourish" in British English

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flourishverb

uk   /ˈflʌr.ɪʃ/  us   /ˈflɝː-/

flourish verb (SUCCEED)

C2 [I] to ​grow or ​developsuccessfully: My ​tomatoes are flourishing this ​summer - it must be the ​warmweather. Watercolour ​paintingbegan to flourish in ​Britain around 1750.

flourish verb (WAVE)

[T] mainly UK to ​move something in ​yourhand in ​order to make ​peoplelook at it: She came in ​smiling, flourishing her ​examresults.

flourishnoun

uk   /ˈflʌr.ɪʃ/  us   /ˈflɝː-/
with a flourish If you do something with a flourish, you do it with one ​big, ​noticeablemovement: The ​waiterhanded me the ​menu with a flourish. He took off his ​hat with a flourish.
(Definition of flourish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flourish" in American English

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flourishverb

 us   /ˈflɜr·ɪʃ, ˈflʌr-/

flourish verb (SUCCEED)

[I] to ​grow or ​developsuccessfully: Parts of the ​citycontinue to flourish. This is the ​perfectenvironment for ​ourcompany to flourish and ​expand in.

flourish verb (WAVE)

[T] to move something in ​yourhand in ​order to make ​peoplelook at it: She ​ran up to her ​father, flourishing her ​diploma.

flourishnoun [C]

 us   /ˈflɜr·ɪʃ/

flourish noun [C] (WAVE)

a ​big, ​noticeablemovement: I ​pulled into the ​driveway with a flourish .
(Definition of flourish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"flourish" in Business English

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flourishverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈflʌrɪʃ/
to be ​successful, for ​example, by making a lot of ​money or ​developing quickly: Thanks to a lot of ​effort and the ​support of ​localpeople, the ​business flourished.
flourishing
adjective
A flourishing ​marketrequirescompetition, proper ​prices and proper ​incentives.
(Definition of flourish from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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