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sprout up

to grow upward quickly, as do newly sprouted seedlings. The seeds sprouted up in the warm rains. Many of the newly planted seeds failed to sprout up on time.
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sprout wings

Fig. to behave so well as to resemble an angel. The kid is not about to sprout wings, but he probably won't get into jail again. He was so good and helpful, I thought he would sprout wings.
See also: sprout, wing

sprout up

v.
1. To emerge from the soil and grow rapidly: Weeds had sprouted up through the cracks in the pavement.
2. To emerge and develop rapidly: Within a few years, strip malls had sprouted up across the county.
See also: sprout, up

sprout

n. a child. A little sprout came up and tried to sell me a ticket to a game.

sprout wings

1. tv. to die and become an angel. I’m not ready to sprout wings yet. I’ve got a few more years.
2. tv. to be so good as to become an angel. The kid is not about to sprout wings, but he probably won’t get into jail again.
See also: sprout, wing
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9 Chances are that if you've eaten a Brussels sprout over the last few years, you've eaten one of farmer John Clappison's.
Pearson correlation was used to study correlation between variables Additionally, one--way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to study difference or indifference in classes of altitude from sea level, direction and slope based on quantitative characteristic of oak sprout clump.
By advising consumers to steer clear of all raw sprouts, large, professional suppliers to the multiples with stringent safety procedures were being treated the same as much smaller growers and amateurs sprouting seeds at home, he added.
Statistical models were developed for the probability of stump sprouting, sprout height growth and sprout crown growth.
Like most growers in the United States, sprout producers are mostly self-regulated.
This is at least the 13th sprout-caused outbreak that has sickened Oregonians since 1995, when we first started warning consumers about the risks of eating sprouts.
This miniature greenhouse really warms things inside including the soil around the sprout.
According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, spicy broccoli sprouts contain up to 100 times more sulforaphane than mature broccoli.
The Wonder Place owners said they believe Lindsay shared its business plan and other confidential information with Sprout Studio.
A crowd of onlookers cheered as the sprouts were dished up again and again for the competition, held at the Civic Centre.
Apparently, he initially serves up food with hidden sprouts and then his pieces de resistance - sprout fritters and sprout cake
Once potatoes either go green or start to sprout, toxins or poisonous substances build up.
Growers are now hoping to extend the sprout season (I never knew there was one) from six months to 11 months but haven't said which month they are taking off.