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sprout

 
 
pronunciation:
spraUt
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: sprouts, sprouting, sprouted
definition 1: to start to grow.
The buds on the trees sprouted in the spring.
definition 2: to grow rapidly.
His children sprouted like weeds.
similar words:
germinate, mushroom, spring
definition 3: to grow or cause to grow.
Do you expect me to sprout wings and fly?He sprouted the beans in a large jar.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a shoot or bud of a plant.
similar words:
germ
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