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grew

 (gro͞o)
v.
Past tense of grow.

grew

(ɡruː)
vb
the past tense of grow

grow

(groʊ)

v. grew, grown, grow•ing. v.i.
1. to increase in size by a natural process of development.
2. to come into being and develop: a plant that grows wild here.
3. to form and increase in size by a process of inorganic accretion, as by crystallization.
4. to arise or issue as a natural development: Our friendship grew from common interests.
5. to increase gradually in size, amount, etc.; expand: Her influence has grown.
6. to become gradually attached or united by or as if by growth.
7. to come to be by degrees; become: to grow old.
v.t.
8. to cause to grow: They grow corn; to grow a business.
9. to allow to grow: to grow a beard.
10. to cover with a growth (used in the passive): a field grown with corn.
11. grow into,
a. to become large or tall enough to wear (an item of clothing).
b. to become mature or experienced enough to handle.
12. grow on or upon,
a. to increase in influence or effect.
b. to become gradually more liked or accepted by.
13. grow out of,
a. to become too large or mature for; outgrow.
b. to originate in; develop from.
14. grow up,
a. to be or become fully grown; attain maturity.
b. to come into existence; arise.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English grōwan, c. Middle Dutch groeyen, Old High German grouwan, Old Norse grōa]
Translations

grew

pret de grow
References in classic literature ?
They first passed through many beautiful gardens of flowers, which grew nearest the city; but Dorothy could hardly tell what kind of flowers they were, because the colors were constantly changing under the shifting lights of the six suns.
Luckily for Alice, the little magic bottle had now had its full effect, and she grew no larger: still it was very uncomfortable, and, as there seemed to be no sort of chance of her ever getting out of the room again, no wonder she felt unhappy.
Out of the spout even did they spread themselves on all sides, and grew larger and larger; it was a splendid Elderbush, a whole tree; and it reached into the very bed, and pushed the curtains aside.
When we grew older, what happy hours did we not spend with our books.
Betweentimes Anne grew, shooting up so rapidly that Marilla was astonished one day, when they were standing side by side, to find the girl was taller than herself.
The woman went down, and found all three in the midst of their lamentations, and inquired what was the cause; then Elsie told her also that her future child was to be killed by the pick-axe, when it grew big and had to draw beer, and the pick-axe fell down.
White Fang grew stronger, heavier, and more compact, while his character was developing along the lines laid down by his heredity and his environment.
A boy's appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer, empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger, until soon he was as ravenous as a bear.
Then I came to a long thicket of these oaklike trees-- live, or evergreen, oaks, I heard afterwards they should be called--which grew low along the sand like brambles, the boughs curiously twisted, the foliage compact, like thatch.
Sighs grew more worried every month; he could not get the thought out of his head that Mr.
It was a great comfort to me afterwards that I did so, for not one grain of what I sowed this time came to anything: for the dry months following, the earth having had no rain after the seed was sown, it had no moisture to assist its growth, and never came up at all till the wet season had come again, and then it grew as if it had been but newly sown.
The laboratory grew faint and hazy, then fainter and ever fainter.