flourish

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈflʌrɪʃ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈflɜrɪʃ, ˈflʌr-/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(flûrish, flur-)


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flourish

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [emphatic, rhetorical, literary, artistic, dramatic] flourishes
  2. a flourish of [trumpets, cornets, horns]
  3. [handwriting, a signature] with a flourish
  4. [handwriting] with [neat, artistic, sprawling, messy] flourishes
  5. his [handwriting] has [a few, many] flourishes
  6. [finished, ended] with a flourish
  7. ended the [show, presentation, performance] with a flourish
  8. with a flourish of his [hand, wand]
  9. the [band, orchestra, symphony] ended with a flourish
  10. walked [off, away, out] with a flourish
  11. [exited, departed, left] with a (big) flourish
  12. [ushered, showed, led] them inside with a flourish
  13. added some flourishes to her [signature, artwork]
  14. a [business, market, civilization] in full flourish
  15. sports: produced a [late, second-half] flourish
v
  1. [the business, the company, his career] is flourishing
  2. flourishing in the [company, new environment, university]
  3. [civilization, trade, industry, the arts] flourished
  4. flourished from [2000] to [2010]
  5. allow [extremism, discrimination, capitalism, communism] to flourish
  6. has flourished under the [protection, guidance, leadership, care, rule] of
  7. has flourished into a great [dancer, actor, scientist]
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