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sprout in Plants topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsproutsprout1 /spraʊt/ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]HBPGROW/GET BIGGER if vegetables, seeds, or plants sprout, they start to grow, producing shoots, buds, or leaves Move the pots outside when the seeds begin to sprout. Trees were starting to sprout new leaves.2 [intransitive] (also sprout up)APPEAR to appear suddenly in large numbers Office blocks are sprouting up everywhere.3 [intransitive, transitive]GROW/GET BIGGER if something such as hair sprouts or if you sprout it, it starts to grow Jim seemed to have sprouted a beard.→ See Verb table
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sproutBut even the grass roots of the club are sprouting.Jim seemed to have sprouted a beard overnight.He was standing in the centre of the corridor with sheaves of documents sprouting from his fists.Early potatoes should be sprouted indoors now to go out in spring.Dark hair sprouted off the stump as if off a swollen knuckle.The end started around the time our subjects sprouted the slightest of facial hair.Weeds are starting to sprout through cracks in the sidewalk.Superior products would evolve and stiff competition would sprout up as Roundup patent protections expired around the globe.Beyond her kitchen window, crocuses sprouted up from the grass, bright as doubloons, orange and heliotrope.