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verb sprout pronunciation in British English /spraʊt/
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present tense
present participlesprouting
past tensesprouted
past participlesprouted
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a leaf or other part of a plant is sprouting, it is beginning to grow on the plant
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    1. a.
      [intransitive] if a plant sprouts, new leaves or shoots begin to grow on it
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    2. b.
      [transitive] to make a plant start to produce new leaves or shoots
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if something such as hair sprouts, or if you sprout it, it starts to grow suddenly or quickly
    The monster sprouted a new head each time he attacked it.
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    sprout up

    [intransitive] if things sprout or sprout up somewhere, they appear there or increase in number suddenly and very quickly
    Anti-government posters are sprouting up along a nearby wall.
    New businesses began to sprout up across the country.
    1. a.
      used about something that comes out of a surface
      Thick pipes sprouted from the floor and disappeared through the ceiling.
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the buying and selling of human organs

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