UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈθraɪvɪŋ/

From the verb thrive: (⇒ conjugate)
thriving is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a thriving [city, area, neighborhood]
  2. a thriving [local, business] community
  3. a thriving [services, international] market
  4. is a thriving [economy, industry, sector]
  5. (is currently) the most thriving sector
  6. [invest in, work for] a thriving business
  7. is [reporting, experiencing, enjoying] thriving trade
  8. a thriving [wild, captive] population
  9. a thriving population of [pandas, tigers]
  10. thriving [plants, shrubs, flowers, vegetation]
  11. thriving [domestic, wild] animals
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. the [business, civilization, industry] has thrived
  2. [business] is thriving
  3. thrive in [the wild, the summer, the United States, extreme conditions]
  4. thrive on [change, insects, knowledge]
  5. thrive with minimal [water, sunlight, food]
  6. can thrive without [water]
  7. thrive at [work, low temperatures, school]
  8. have thrived for [generations, years]
  9. thrive off [insects, leaves, fish] (alone)
  10. thrive through [a harsh summer, a major setback, adversity]
  11. thrive by [taking advantage of, exploiting] a [policy, resource]
  12. thrive [because, regardless] of [the conditions, environment]
  13. thrive under [many, extreme] conditions
  14. thrive despite [poor, harsh, extreme] conditions
  15. failure to thrive
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