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bud

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Plants
budbud1 /bʌd/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 HBPa young tightly rolled-up flower or leaf before it opens rose budsin bud (=having buds but no flowers yet)come into bud (=start to produce buds)2 FRIENDLY American English spoken buddy Hey, bud, how’s it going? cotton bud, taste bud, → nip something in the bud at nip1(3)
Examples from the Corpus
budIsaak draws no more attention than his anonymous buds.Use a cotton bud to blend the colours together, so there are no hard lines.How many plants were needed to furnish the buds for the exhibition vase?This will promote growth in the buds below your pinch.With the Prozac I still get the same feeling but it kind of nips it in the bud.Guideline 18: Try to nip misbehaviour in the bud.They went to wherever there were cut-down branches, nibbling off the buds.Everyone looks so brisk in fresh suits of upright postures, so stiff and tense their buds won't open.
Related topics: Plants
budbud2 verb (budded, budding) [intransitive]  HBPto produce buds
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Examples from the Corpus
budIts bright yellow pendulous boughs have begun to bud, and its contours give evidence of a healthy plant.
BudBud noun infml  a budweiser (=a type of beer) Hey, would you like a Bud?
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Verb table
bud
Simple Form
Present
theybud
itbuds
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Past
it, theybudded
Present perfect
theyhave budded
ithas budded
Past perfect
it, theyhad budded
Future
it, theywill bud
Future perfect
it, theywill have budded
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare budding
itis budding
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Past
theywere budding
itwas budding
Present perfect
theyhave been budding
ithas been budding
Past perfect
it, theyhad been budding
Future
it, theywill be budding
Future perfect
it, theywill have been budding
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