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to grow or develop quickly; flourish:
The town burgeoned into a city. He burgeoned into a fine actor.
to begin to grow, as a bud; put forth buds, shoots, etc., as a plant (often followed by out, forth).
to put forth, as buds.
a bud; sprout.
Contemporary Examples

The Forgotten Cold War: 20 Years Later, Myths About U.S. Victory Persist Leslie H. Gelb December 23, 2011
The Best Coffee Table Books of 2014 Robert Birnbaum December 12, 2014
Citigroup’s Last Best Hope William D. Cohan March 1, 2009
Lenny Kravitz’s ‘Black & White’ Album Marlow Stern August 29, 2011
America’s Thriving Cities, From Seattle to Boston Brandy Zadrozny August 18, 2013

Historical Examples

Martin Eden Jack London
White Fang Jack London
The Incomplete Amorist E. Nesbit
Pet Farm Roger Dee
Frying Pan Farm Elizabeth Brown Pryor

often foll by forth or out. (of a plant) to sprout (buds)
(intransitive; often foll by forth or out) to develop or grow rapidly; flourish
a bud of a plant


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