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sproutverb

uk   /spraʊt/  us   /spraʊt/
[I or T] to produce leaves, hair, or other new developing parts, or (of leaves, hair, and other developing parts) to begin to grow: It takes about three days for the seeds to sprout. Your hair is sticking up - it looks like you're sprouting horns!
[I] (also sprout up) informal If a large number of things sprout (up), they suddenly appear or begin to exist: New factories have sprouted up everywhere.

sproutnoun [C]

uk   /spraʊt/  us   /spraʊt/
(Definition of sprout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sproutverb [I/T]

 us   /sprɑʊt/
to begin to grow, or to produce new growth: [I] Our new seedlings have begun to sprout.

sproutnoun [C]

 us   /sprɑʊt/
a new growth of a plant: a bean sprout
(Definition of sprout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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