thrive on


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Related to thrive on: roughshod, come in handy, refer to

thrive (up)on something

to grow vigorously because of something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) These plants thrive upon wet soil. Children thrive on love.
See also: on, thrive

thrive on

v.
To flourish by or as if by feeding on something: The bears thrived on a rich harvest of berries.
See also: on, thrive