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thrive

[thrahyv] /θraɪv/
verb (used without object), thrived or throve, thrived or thriven
[thriv-uh n] /ˈθrɪv ən/ (Show IPA),
thriving.
1.
to prosper; be fortunate or successful.
2.
to grow or develop vigorously; flourish:
The children thrived in the country.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English thriven < Old Norse thrīfast to thrive, reflexive of thrīfa to grasp
Related forms
thriver, noun
thrivingly, adverb
unthriving, adjective
Synonyms
1. advance. See succeed.
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British Dictionary definitions for thriver

thrive

/θraɪv/
verb (intransitive) thrives, thriving, thrived, throve, thrived, thriven (ˈθrɪvən)
1.
to grow strongly and vigorously
2.
to do well; prosper
Derived Forms
thriver, noun
thriving, adjective
thrivingly, adverb
Word Origin
C13: from Old Norse thrīfask to grasp for oneself, reflexive of thrīfa to grasp, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for thriver

thrive

v.

c.1200, from Old Norse þrifask "to thrive," originally "grasp to oneself," probably from Old Norse þrifa "to clutch, grasp, grip" (cf. Swedish trifvas, Danish trives "to thrive, flourish"), of unknown origin. Related: Thrived; thriving.

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