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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.
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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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Students leveraged the technology capabilities of Sprout, including mashups and layouts, stop-motion animation, video capture, and tracing and stenciling.
Spokeswoman Faye Herrington says: "Watch your loved one's face change from an expression of disgust to delight as they realise that rather than being presented with a punnet of sprouts, they've actually got eight scrumptious white chocolates to enjoy on Christmas afternoon.
Add Brussels sprouts and ginger and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
The Sprout Companion for Skype for Business enables a new level of remote sharing and collaboration including the ability to share a Sprout 2D capture during a Skype meeting, as well as easily annotate on the Skype whiteboard using the Sprout pen and mat.
As sprouting is very cheap and effective procedure for improvement of nutritional quality of legume seeds it is hoped that sprouts as new functional food can be a contribution to the nutrition of the local people.
10 Often thought of as a Christmas vegetable because of their need to grow at cool temperatures, thanks to modern growing techniques the sprout is now available almost all year round.
64% of oak species were, Average number of sprouts in each sprout clump was estimated 5.
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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.
Which brings me quite neatly around to the origins of the Brussels sprout itself and how this humble cruciferous vegetable managed to conquer the Christmas dinner tables of Europe and North America.
When you feel you have about a week or two before planting, carefully pull off each sprout, placing it in a glass of water.
When a seed comes in contact with moisture, it begins to germinate, or sprout.
On April 26, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CDC recommended that consumers not eat raw alfalfa sprouts, including sprout blends containing alfalfa sprouts, until further notice.
In The Sprout Book, Tess has many quirky ideas for preparing sprouts - and there's hardly a turkey in sight.