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

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thriveverb [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 onstress.
thriving
adjective uk   us   /ˈθraɪ.vɪŋ/
C2 a thriving ​economy
(Definition of thrive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thrive" in American English

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thriveverb [I]

 us   /θrɑɪv/
to ​grow, ​develop, or be ​successful: She ​seems to thrive on hard ​work.
(Definition of thrive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"thrive" in Business English

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thriveverb [I]

uk   us   /θraɪv/ (thrived, thrived, US also throve, thriven)
to ​grow, ​develop, and become ​successful: Industries such as water, ​telecoms, and ​insurance have been thriving.thrive on sth Some ​employees thrive on the ​challenge of intense ​workloads.
(Definition of thrive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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