thrive

  • 1 thrive on — ˈthrive on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they thrive on he/she/it thrives on present participle thriving on past tense throve on thrived on …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 2 Thrive — (thr[imac]v), v. i. [imp. {Throve} (thr[=o]v) or {Thrived} (thr[imac]vd); p. p. {Thrived} or {Thriven} (thr[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Thriving}.] [OE. [thorn]riven, Icel. [thorn]r[=i]fask; probably originally, to grasp for one s self, from… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 thrive — [θraıv] v past tense thrived or throve [θrəuv US θrouv] past participle thrived [i]formal [Date: 1200 1300; : Old Norse; Origin: thrifask, probably from thrifa to seize ] to become very successful or very strong and healthy ▪ plants that thrive… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 thrive — [θraɪv] verb thrived PASTTENSE or throve [θrəʊv ǁ θroʊv] thrived PASTPART [intransitive] if a company, market, or place is thriving, it is very successful and making a lot of money …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 thrive — [ θraıv ] verb intransitive * to become very successful, happy, or healthy: Children thrive when given plenty of love and attention. This type of plant thrives in cool conditions. thrive on phrasal verb transitive thrive on something to become… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 thrive — c.1200, from O.N. þrifask to thrive, originally grasp to oneself, probably from O.N. þrifa to clutch, grasp, grip (Cf. Swed. trifvas, Dan. trives to thrive, flourish ), of unknown origin …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 thrive — thrive; thrive·less; …

    English syllables

  • 8 thrive — index gain, germinate, increase, prevail (triumph), proliferate, succeed (attain) Burton s Legal Thesa …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 thrive — *succeed, prosper, flourish Analogous words: *increase, augment, multiply, enlarge Antonyms: languish …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 thrive — The past and past participle of the verb are normally both thrived, although throve (past) and thriven (past participle) are occasionally used in BrE …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 thrive — [v] do well advance, arrive, batten, bear fruit, bloom, blossom, boom, burgeon, develop, flourish, get ahead*, get fat*, get on*, get places*, get there*, grow, grow rich, increase, make a go*, mushroom*, progress, prosper, radiate, rise, score* …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 thrive — ► VERB (past thrived or throve; past part. thrived or thriven) 1) grow or develop well or vigorously. 2) prosper; flourish. ORIGIN Old Norse, grasp, get hold of ; related to THRIFT(Cf. ↑thrift) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 thrive — [thrīv] vi. thrived or throve, thrived or thriven [thriv′ n] thriving [ME thrifen < ON thrifast, to prosper, reflex. of thrifa, to grasp] 1. to prosper or flourish; be successful, esp. as the result of economical management 2. to grow… …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 Thrive — Infobox Album | Name = Thrive Type = Studio album Artist = Newsboys Released = March 26, 2002 Recorded = Genre = Christian rock, Christian pop Length = 37:29 Label = Sparrow Producer = Steve Taylor, Peter Furler, Joe Baldridge Reviews = *Cross… …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 thrive — verb ADVERB ▪ positively (esp. BrE) ▪ a culture which positively thrives on new ideas ▪ still ▪ The glass industry still thrives there. VERB + THRIVE …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 thrive — 01. Last year their company was having some trouble, but since they tried a new marketing strategy their business has been [thriving]. 02. We found a sickly cat that didn t have any owners, and after getting proper food and attention for a few… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 thrive — v. (D; intr.) to thrive on (to thrive on hard work) * * * [θraɪv] (D; intr.) to thrive on (to thrive on hard work) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 thrive — verb past tense thrived or throve, (I) formal if something such as a company or plant thrives, it becomes very successful or very strong and healthy: tree ferns that still thrive in tropical rainforests | a free market economy in which businesses …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 thrive */ — UK [θraɪv] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms thrive : present tense I/you/we/they thrive he/she/it thrives present participle thriving past tense throve UK [θrəʊv] / US [θroʊv] or thrived past participle thriven UK [θraɪvən] / US or thrived to… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 thrive on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms thrive on : present tense I/you/we/they thrive on he/she/it thrives on present participle thriving on past tense throve on or thrived on past participle thrived on or thriven on thrive on something to become… …

    English dictionary


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