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bloom

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Plants, Gardening
bloombloom1 /bluːm/ noun  1 [countable, uncountable]HBPDLG a flower or flowers beautiful red blooms a mass of bloom on the apple trees2 in (full) bloom3 [singular, uncountable] the healthy happy appearance that someone has, especially when they are young The rosy bloom of her cheeks had faded.
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bloomYou might apply a 12-24-12 fertilizer early next spring to encourage blooms.Is it the wide range of colours, the beauty of the bud opening into full bloom, or the scent?Mustard in bloom, mustard in art, mustard in food, even a mustard competition.His right arm, the one on the handle, was completely submerged in blooms.Several other blooms lay bright and brittle between the back pages of the diary, each one neatly labelled.After a long confinement, it put the bloom back in her cheeks, Uncle Billy says.The bloom will be off the rose.Handsome glaucous foliage and erect narrow spikes of white and yellow blooms held just above the water.
Related topics: Plants, Gardening
bloombloom2 verb [intransitive]  1 HBPDLGif a plant or a flower blooms, its flowers appear or open2 HAPPYSUCCESSFULto become happier, healthier, or more successful in a way that is very noticeable syn blossom She was blooming the last time I saw her.
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bloomFrom 1891 to 1911 the association bloomed.They are the wild flowers of our experience that are cultivated to bloom all our lives.But we have made deserts bloom before: could we do the same thing on the Moon?The apple trees had already finished blooming, but the tiny green fruit could hardly be called apples yet.The house looked much the same, except that a sheaf of cream and red tulips had suddenly bloomed by the front door.My house feels solid and safe and orderly; hyacinths and narcissus bloom indoors here even in the dead of winter.Its small experiment with a house brand called Arizona has bloomed into $ 50 million a year in business.The experiment bloomed into a $50 million business.They bloom virtually all year round, and some have interesting leaf colours or scents too.
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Verb table
bloom
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybloom
he, she, itblooms
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybloomed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bloomed
he, she, ithas bloomed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bloomed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bloom
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bloomed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam blooming
he, she, itis blooming
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you, we, theyare blooming
Past
I, he, she, itwas blooming
you, we, theywere blooming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been blooming
he, she, ithas been blooming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been blooming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be blooming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been blooming
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