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blossom

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Plants, Gardening
blossomblos‧som1 /ˈblɒsəm $ ˈblɑː-/ ●○○ noun  1 HBPDLG[countable, uncountable] a flower or the flowers on a tree or bush pale pink blossoms The cherry tree was covered in blossom.2 in (full) blossom
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blossomIt was springtime and the slopes were ablaze with almond blossom, the vivid green terraces edged with blue irises.Shivers like blossoms fell upon her incorporeal form, silver rain and bright bubbles of light.The President, who drinks very little alcohol, sipped his favorite cocktail, a weak orange blossom.orange blossomHere we chose a cherry with pale pink spring blossom, a welcome sight early in the year.The blossoms also signify the feminine characteristics of softness, mildness and peacefulness.Lincoln squatted beside a hibiscus with three blossoms.Occasionally there were small, isolated villages, looking like white blossom carelessly tossed on the vast landscape.
Related topics: Plants, Gardening
blossomblossom2 ●○○ verb [intransitive]  1 HBPDLGif trees blossom, they produce flowers The apple trees are just beginning to blossom.2 (also blossom out)HAPPYSUCCESSFUL to become happier, more beautiful, more successful etc Pete’s blossomed out in his new school.blossom into The idea blossomed into a successful mail order business.
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blossomThe doubts maturing in Coleridge's own mind concerning events that summer blossomed alarmingly at the end of September.Without stage drama, her eccentricity blossomed, and drew Jack and Rob into it.Like a flower he blossoms and then withers; like a shadow he flees and never stays.Pete has really blossomed in his new school.Chomsky places faith in special neural mechanisms blossoming in the brain.But in blossoming, Jessie unknowingly tears open a decades-old secret that could cost her her life.He is growing, blossoming, learning about this leadership role and still has lessons to absorb.Trees and bushes have blossomed with new life at the dawn of a new season.
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Verb table
blossom
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyblossom
he, she, itblossoms
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyblossomed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave blossomed
he, she, ithas blossomed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad blossomed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill blossom
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have blossomed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam blossoming
he, she, itis blossoming
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you, we, theyare blossoming
Past
I, he, she, itwas blossoming
you, we, theywere blossoming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been blossoming
he, she, ithas been blossoming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been blossoming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be blossoming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been blossoming
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