thrive on

phrasal verb

thrived on or throve on; thrived on also thriven on; thriving on; thrives on
: to do well in a particular kind of situation
She thrives on attention.
He actually thrives on stress.

Examples of thrive on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Part of the reason could be the business model: fast-casual spots like Café Fili thrive on quick service and takeout, which grew in popularity during the pandemic, while more formal, sit-down spots have slowed. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 10 July 2024 Families of four or even five could thrive on one income, which meant kids were liberated from hovering psychic burdens like work and the draft and could concentrate on being children for a little bit longer than previous generations. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 8 July 2024 If Starmer fails to turn public anger into a more long-term optimism, the sour English nationalism that Farage taps into will thrive on that hopelessness. Fintan O’Toole, Foreign Affairs, 5 July 2024 Create a Routine Yes, babies and small children thrive on connection. Beth Ann Mayer, Parents, 1 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for thrive on 

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“Thrive on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thrive%20on. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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