verb (used without object)
Origin of mushroom
Related formsmush·room·like, adjectivemush·room·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for mushroom
For Iraq, it was the WMDs and the mushroom clouds (and yes, they were lies, people, not intelligence failures).
If you could have a mushroom granola bar a half-hour before you work out, well, that would be ideal.Mushrooms Are Magic for Women Trying to Lose Weight|Liza Gates|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After determining that the bee pollen and mushroom broth were inedible, the “detox” quickly went downhill.
They are specifically designed to ‘flatten out and mushroom’ when striking human tissue, and are intended to cause maximum damage.
Then a 20-story-high mushroom cloud of smoke came rolling up the street toward us.New York Journalists Remember the First Moments of 9/11|Abby Haglage|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The organization had been of mushroom growth and they now had to strengthen it.
Leslie threaded her needle with mauve silk, then took up her mushroom—and her theme—once more.The Boy with Wings|Berta Ruck
A rolled or close-fitting brim is more difficult to cover than a sailor or mushroom shape.Make Your Own Hats|Gene Allen Martin
Cable was bred in the river port when the old part of the city was less like the decaying heart of a mushroom than it is to-day.A History of American Literature|Percy H. Boynton
The active poisonous principle of this mushroom is the helvellic acid, which is soluble in hot water.
British Dictionary definitions for mushroom
- something resembling a mushroom in shape or rapid growth
- (as modifier)mushroom expansion