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To develop or happen successfully - synonyms or related words

shape up

to develop

function

verb

to work or operate in the correct or normal way

work out

to be successful, or to end in a particular way

prosper

verb

to grow and do well

take off

to become successful or popular very fast

come off

to succeed

work

verb

to succeed

bear fruit

to have a successful result

work like magic

to be very successful, or to have exactly the effect you want

develop

verb

to become bigger or more successful as a company, business, or industry

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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