Definition of budding in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌdɪŋ/


1(Of a plant) having or developing buds: a budding chrysanthemum
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  • The warm spring wind whisped softly through the budding trees and played with the tears on her cheeks.
  • It wasn't long before the children were spotting deer tracks, gopher burrows, butterflies, hornets' nests and budding flowers.
  • As we sped past budding bushes it soon felt like we were approaching the countryside.
1.1(Of a body part) becoming larger as part of normal growth: her budding breasts
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  • Clark's attitude toward his characters has never encroached on his love of gazing at their lean, budding bodies, and Ken Park is no different.
  • Even if the budding breasts are all in my imagination, my swollen abdomen definitely isn't.
  • Dwindling concentrations of hedgehog protein reached across the budding limb to shape the first two digits.
1.2(Of a person) beginning and showing signs of promise in a particular sphere: budding young actors
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  • This year budding authors can choose from two excellent workshops with experienced writers.
  • The event is a platform for budding dancers and promising choreographers.
  • A new drama group in Westbury is on the lookout for budding dancers and actors to come along to auditions this weekend.
1.3Beginning and showing promising signs of continuing: their budding relationship
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  • Why not continue to run it himself, and build on his budding reputation as a patriot?
  • If the euro continues its sharp rise, a budding European recovery may well be its first victim.
  • She was going back the next day and so was I, but I didn't want that to be the end of our budding relationship.
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