thrive on meaning, thrive on definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( thrives    3rd person present)   ( thriving    present participle)   ( thrived    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If someone or something thrives, they do well and are successful, healthy, or strong.  
Today his company continues to thrive...      V  
...the river's thriving population of kingfishers.      V-ing  
2       verb   If you say that someone thrives on a particular situation, you mean that they enjoy it or that they can deal with it very well, especially when other people find it unpleasant or difficult.  
Many people thrive on a stressful lifestyle...      V on n/-ing  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


advance, bloom, boom, burgeon, develop, do well, flourish, get on, grow, grow rich, increase, prosper, succeed, wax  
   decline, droop, fail, languish, perish, shrivel, stagnate, wane, wilt, wither  

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thrice, thrilled, thriller, three

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