growth spurt


: an occurrence of growing quickly and suddenly in a short period of time
When he was 11 he had a growth spurt.

Examples of growth spurt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indeed, puberty can actually start as early as 8 years old, beginning with breast development and followed by pubic and armpit hair, a growth spurt, and a period for most people who were assigned female at birth. Alison Fox, Parents, 4 June 2024 Even under the best possible circumstances, a big growth spurt is often stressful., Chicago Tribune, 22 May 2024 The growth spurt started about four years ago, according to data from the archdiocese, and has increased by more than 1,000 students each year since. Lauren Costantino, Miami Herald, 29 Mar. 2024 Of course there was a wave of paranoia when AI first began to go through its growth spurt in 2023. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 25 Mar. 2024 Bolstered by acts like Morgan Wallen, Zach Bryan and Luke Combs, country music in 2023 experienced its biggest growth spurt in more than 30 years — way back when Garth Brooks soared to superstardom. Melinda Newman, Billboard, 7 Mar. 2024 Dutch Bros, a coffee chain of the western United States, is going through a growth spurt with the potential to make industry giants Starbucks and Dunkin’ nervous. Angela L. Pagán / The Takeout, Quartz, 23 Feb. 2024 In 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Furphy had a growth spurt. Shreyas Laddha, Kansas City Star, 1 Mar. 2024 But 2024 is going to mark a growth spurt for Dae Gee Korean BBQ, which is due to open 7 new locations in: Boston, Brick, N.J., Pittsburgh, Amarillo, Wilson, N.C., Milford, Delaware and a second in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Gary Stern, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024

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“Growth spurt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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