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ripen

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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ripenrip‧en /ˈraɪpən/ verb [intransitive, transitive]  HBPto become ripe or to make something ripe The apples were ripening on the trees.
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ripenThe Jet Stars were always the first to bloom and ripen.The trees grow wild along the riverbanks and are harvested between January and June as the fruits ripen.Strawberries do not ripen after picking.They contain more moisture than other ripened cheeses.Pesso means to bake, ripen, ferment or digest.I think of it as the colour of ripened grain made audible.The curd for cheeses to be subsequently ripened is formed with starter and a milk-clotting ingredient.Fruits ripened on the vine are tasty but soft and difficult to transport.Honeydew melons ripen slowly and will often keep up to a month, but smaller varieties will take less time to ripen.
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Verb table
ripen
Simple Form
Present
itripens
ripen
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Past
it, theyripened
Present perfect
theyhave ripened
ithas ripened
Past perfect
it, theyhad ripened
Future
it, theywill ripen
Future perfect
it, theywill have ripened
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare ripening
itis ripening
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Past
theywere ripening
itwas ripening
Present perfect
theyhave been ripening
ithas been ripening
Past perfect
it, theyhad been ripening
Future
it, theywill be ripening
Future perfect
it, theywill have been ripening
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