thrive on sth. 乐意做[别人觉得难做或不乐意做的事]；[在其他人认为不利的环境中]成功
To thrive is to do well or flourish. If your new cookie delivery business thrives, you’ll be rolling in dough — not literally, of course.
The verb thrive means to flourish or grow vigorously, and it can be applied to something like a business or to something or someone’s actual health. Plants can thrive in a greenhouse, and children can thrive if they eat well and exercise. Thriving can also be used more figuratively — “The women thrived on gossip; they loved knowing who was dating or divorcing whom.”
Something that’s thriving is doing very well. You have a thriving cupcake business if you can hardly bake enough to keep up with your customers’ orders.
Use the adjective thriving to describe something that’s healthy — like your new puppy — or profitable and busy — like your dad’s car dealership. A thriving Mexican food truck always has a long line in front of it, and a thriving publisher puts out many popular books. Thriving comes from the verb thrive, and its Old Norse root word, þrifask, which means both “thrive” and “grasp to oneself,” from þrifa, “to clutch or grasp.”