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throve

 (thrōv)
v.
A past tense of thrive.

throve

(θrəʊv)
vb
a past tense of thrive

thrive

(θraɪv)

v.i. thrived throve, thrived thriv•en (ˈθrɪv ən) thriv•ing.
1. to prosper; be successful.
2. to grow or develop vigorously; flourish.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Old Norse thrīfast to thrive, reflexive of thrīfa to grasp]
thriv′er, n.
thriv′ing•ly, adv.
References in classic literature ?
The children throve under the paternal rule, for accurate, stedfast John brought order and obedience into Babydom, while Meg recovered her spirits and composed her nerves by plenty of wholesome exercise, a little pleasure, and much confidential conversation with her sensible husband.
Matkah used to go to sea to get things to eat, and the baby was fed only once in two days, but then he ate all he could and throve upon it.
So the boy throve and grew big, and in the meantime all prospered with the miller, and in a few years he was richer than he had ever been before.