What once started as cruelty to animals, siblings, and fraternity brothers has blossomed exponentially.
And collars rose up and blossomed wide to beautifully frame the face.
The seeds of the association had blossomed into full-fledged acceptance by some people on Main Street.
We did ThunderAnt stuff for ourselves and just put it online, and then it blossomed into something else.
And still there were surprises, things that blossomed out and were better than anything I plotted out.
It was summer once more, and the blossomed limes were full of bees, and all the air sweet with scent and sound.
But the thought which had dimly haunted him that day blossomed on this evening.
The flowers listened, and blossomed at the call of this unseen Orpheus.
No pains were taken with it, but it grew right along and blossomed freely.
Suddenly he blossomed out as an inventor, and he's kept on inventing ever since.
c.1200, from Old English blostm, blostma "blossom, flower, fruit," from Proto-Germanic *blo-s- (cf. Middle Low German blosom, Dutch bloesem, German Blust), from PIE *bhlow-, extended form of *bhel- (3) "to thrive, bloom," possibly identical with *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole). This is the native word, now largely superseded by bloom and flower.
late 14c., from Old English blostmian, from blostma "blossom, flower" (see blossom (n.)). Figurative use from late 14c. Related: Blossomed; blossoming.