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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