throve definition by Webster's New World
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throve definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A past tense of thrive.
Variant of thrive
intransitive verb thrived or throve, thrived or thriven , thriving
- to prosper or flourish; be successful, esp. as the result of economical management
- to grow vigorously or luxuriantly; improve physically
Origin: Middle English thrifen ; from Old Norse thrifast, to prosper, reflex. of thrifa, to grasp