flourish
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flourish(
fluh
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rihsh
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to develop successfully)
a. florecer
My career was flourishing and I had just been promoted to department head.Mi carrera estaba floreciendo y acababan de ascenderme a jefe de departamento.
Orchids flourish in humid places.Las orquídeas florecen en lugares húmedos.
b. prosperar
This government wants to create an environment in which small businesses can flourish.Este gobierno quiere crear las condiciones para que prosperen las pequeñas empresas.
c. crecer
Ferns flourish in damp, shady conditions.Los helechos crecen en lugares húmedos y sombreados.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to wave about)
a. blandir
"Sign here," she said, flourishing a pen under my nose."Firma aquí," dijo blandiendo una pluma por debajo de mi nariz.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (extravagant gesture)
a. la floritura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
With a flourish, the conjurer took a rabbit out of the top hat.Con una floritura, el prestidigitador sacó un conejo del sombrero de copa.
b. el ademán ostentoso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He rose and, with a flourish, invited me to take the seat he had vacated.Se levantó y, con un ademán ostentoso, me invitó a tomar el asiento que había dejado libre.
4. (literature)
a. la floritura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His literary style was plain and factual, without flourishes or rhetoric.El suyo era un estilo literario sencillo que se atenía a los hechos, sin florituras ni retórica.
5. (handwriting)
a. la rúbrica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(part of signature)
Her signature was a very elaborate affair, with a stylized flourish.Su firma era supercomplicada con una rúbrica estilizada.
b. la floritura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her writing had so many flourishes, sweeping lines, and long tails that it was practically illegible.Su letra tenía tantas florituras, líneas amplias y colas largas que casi no se entendía.
6. (music)
a. la floritura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(ornamentation)
Baroque music, like the architecture of the period, was characterized by trills and flourishes.La música barroca, como la arquitectura de la época, se caracterizaba por trinos y florituras.
b. la fanfarria
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of trumpets)
The king entered the hall, heralded by a flourish of trumpets.El rey entró a la sala anunciado por una fanfarria de trompetas.
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flourish
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (gesture)
a. el ademán florituresco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (musical, in writing)
a. la floritura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (in signature)
a. la rúbrica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (brandish)
a. blandir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (thrive; plant, person)
a. crecer con vigor
6. (business, arts)
a. florecer
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flourish [ˈflʌrɪʃ]
noun
(movement) floritura (f); ademán (m) ostentoso; (under signature) rúbrica (f); (Mús) floreo (m); (fanfare) toque (m) de trompeta
to do sth with a flourish hacer algo con una floritura or con gesto triunfal
transitive verb
[+weapon, stick etc] blandir
intransitive verb
[+plant etc] crecer; [+person, business, civilization] florecer; prosperar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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