burgeon

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GRE

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Civil Services

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Meaning(s)

grow or develop quickly

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burgeon - develop

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The formal word ‘burgeon’ means to expand and flourish. It can be used to refer to something that is growing in a physical sense, like a flower budding or sprouting, for example, but is much more commonly applied figuratively to express something, such as a particular market, growing and prospering.

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Synonyms flourish,germinate
Antonyms wane

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  1. Critics of the government’s lockdown of the country claim that it is much more likely to burgeon the cycle of poverty than defeat the virus.

  2. We are currently exploring ways of expanding the business into the burgeoning organic produce market.

  3. Jack decided to quit his job because he felt that it might get in the way of his burgeoning music career.

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