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blossom

2 verb
     
Related topics: Gardening, Plants
blossom2 [intransitive]
1HBPDLG if trees blossom, they produce flowers:
The apple trees are just beginning to blossom.
2 also blossom out 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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