Need help with this sentence... thanks

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Before her singing career took off,......

What word could I replace the phrase "took off" with?

I was gonna say progressed but it does not seem to have the same effect...

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    flourished

    If that doesn't work, then look up "flourish" at http://www.thesaurus.com and see what its synonyms are.

  • Need help with this sentence... thanks -

    Thank you.. i did try the thesaurus.... you suggestion sounds pretty good .. thx again

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    YW! =)

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