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develop

verb
 
 
/dɪˈveləp/
CHANGE [I, T] B1 to grow or change and become more advanced, or to make someone or something do this: The baby develops inside the mother for nine months. She's taking a course to develop her computer skills. He's developing into a very good tennis player.Making progress and advancingBecoming better
MAKE [T] B1 to make something new such as a product: Scientists are developing new drugs all the time.Inventing, designing and innovationCreating and producing
ILLNESS [T] B2 to start to have something, such as an illness, problem, or feeling: Shortly after take-off the plane developed engine trouble. He's recently developed an interest in football.Being and falling ill
HAPPEN [I] to start to happen or exist: Further problems may develop if you do not deal with this now.Causing things to happen
FILM [T] to use special chemicals on a piece of film to make photographs appear: I need to get my holiday photos developed.Photography
BUILD [T] to build houses, factories, shops, etc on a piece of landConstruction work and workers
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