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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: flourish /ˈflʌrɪʃ/ 
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  1. 1
    a confident movement made so that other people notice

    André reached for her hand and kissed it with a flourish.

  2. 3
    a short part of a speech, piece of music, game etc that is impressive and skilful

    He finished his round with a flourish by sinking a long putt at the 18th hole.

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to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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