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English definition of “flourish”

flourish

verb     /ˈflʌrɪʃ/
SUCCEED [I] to grow or develop well: The company soon began to flourish under his expert management . a flourishing tourist industry Making progress and advancingBecoming better
HOLD [T] to wave something around in the air Shaking, swinging and vibrating
(Definition of flourish verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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