Commentary: NP[+patient,+attribute] MUSHROOM[-transitive]
The small gap that 5 riders had held from an early move quickly mushroomed to 45 seconds in the adverse weather.
I was surprised by how the idea mushroomed from a single story into a large project.
The Internet has introduced a rise in online relationships in India and dating websites have mushroomed.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
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It had mushroomed the skirt of the cylinder.
The drum hasn't popped but you've mushroomed the axle shaft end.
This tool is so powerful that one fellow mushroomed the fat end of a cotter.
I mushroomed the putty on both sides of the fiberglass a little.
I pressed the link plate on, then mushroomed the link pins with a hammer.
We went mushrooming in the Fall.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1