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grow

 (grō)
v. grew (gro͞o), grown (grōn), grow·ing, grows
v.intr.
1. To increase in size by a natural process.
2.
a. To expand; gain: The business grew under new owners.
b. To increase in amount or degree; intensify: The suspense grew.
3. To develop and reach maturity.
4. To be capable of growth; thrive: a plant that grows in shade.
5. To become attached by or as if by the process of growth: tree trunks that had grown together.
6. To come into existence from a source; spring up: love that grew from friendship.
7. To come to be by a gradual process or by degrees; become: grow angry; grow closer.
v.tr.
1. To cause to grow; raise: grow tulips.
2. To allow (something) to develop or increase by a natural process: grow a beard.
3. Usage Problem To cause to increase or expand by concerted effort: strategies that grew the family business.
Phrasal Verbs:
grow into
1. To develop so as to become: A boy grows into a man.
2. To develop or change so as to fit: She grew into her job. He grew into the relationship slowly.
grow on (or upon)
1. To become gradually more evident to: A feeling of distrust grew on me.
2. To become gradually more pleasurable or acceptable to: a taste that grows on a person.
grow up
To become an adult.
Idiom:
grow out of
To develop or come into existence from: an article that grew out of a few scribbled notes.

[Middle English growen, from Old English grōwan; see ghrē- in Indo-European roots.]

grow′er n.
grow′ing·ly adv.
Usage Note: Grow has been used since medieval times as an intransitive verb, as in Our business has been growing steadily for 10 years. It has been used with an object since the 1700s, meaning "to produce or cultivate," as in We grow corn in our garden. But the transitive use applied to nonliving things, often in reference to politics or business, is relatively recent, as in this quotation from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Brewing here is an option, but first we will need to grow our business so that our volume can sustain our minimum brewing requirements." Although 80 percent of the Usage Panel in our 1994 survey rejected the phrase grow our business and only 48 percent accepted We will need to grow our way out of this recession, these usages have become very common and are likely to see continued use in business contexts.

grow

(ɡrəʊ)
vb, grows, growing, grew (ɡruː) or grown (ɡrəʊn)
1. (Biology) (of an organism or part of an organism) to increase in size or develop (hair, leaves, or other structures)
2. (intr; usually foll by out of or from) to originate, as from an initial cause or source: the federation grew out of the Empire.
3. (intr) to increase in size, number, degree, etc: the population is growing rapidly.
4. (intr) to change in length or amount in a specified direction: some plants grow downwards; profits over the years grew downwards.
5. (copula; may take an infinitive) (esp of emotions, physical states, etc) to develop or come into existence or being gradually: to grow cold; to grow morose; he grew to like her.
6. (usually foll by: up) to come into existence: a close friendship grew up between them.
7. (foll by: together) to be joined gradually by or as by growth: the branches on the tree grew together.
8. (intr; foll by away, together, etc) to develop a specified state of friendship: the lovers grew together gradually; many friends grow apart over the years.
9. (when: intr, foll by with) to become covered with a growth: the path grew with weeds.
10. (Agriculture) to produce (plants) by controlling or encouraging their growth, esp for home consumption or on a commercial basis
[Old English grōwan; related to Old Norse grōa, Old Frisian grōia, Old High German gruoen; see green, grass]

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]

grow

1. 'grow'

When children or young animals grow, they become bigger or taller. The past tense of grow is grew. The -ed participle is grown.

The doctor will check that the baby is growing normally.
The plant grew to a height of over 1 metre.
Has he grown any taller?
2. 'grow up'

When someone grows up, they gradually change from a child into an adult.

He grew up in Cambridge.
They grew up at a time when there was no television.

Be Careful!
Don't confuse the verbs grow up and bring up. If you bring up a child, you look after it as it grows up. Don't say 'grow up a child'.

We thought the village was the perfect place to bring up a family.
3. used to mean 'become'

Grow is also used to mean 'become'.

He's growing old.
The sky grew dark.
See become
4. 'grow to'

If you grow to feel or think something, you gradually start to feel or think it.

After a few months, I grew to hate my job.

grow


Past participle: grown
Gerund: growing

Imperative
grow
grow
Present
I grow
you grow
he/she/it grows
we grow
you grow
they grow
Preterite
I grew
you grew
he/she/it grew
we grew
you grew
they grew
Present Continuous
I am growing
you are growing
he/she/it is growing
we are growing
you are growing
they are growing
Present Perfect
I have grown
you have grown
he/she/it has grown
we have grown
you have grown
they have grown
Past Continuous
I was growing
you were growing
he/she/it was growing
we were growing
you were growing
they were growing
Past Perfect
I had grown
you had grown
he/she/it had grown
we had grown
you had grown
they had grown
Future
I will grow
you will grow
he/she/it will grow
we will grow
you will grow
they will grow
Future Perfect
I will have grown
you will have grown
he/she/it will have grown
we will have grown
you will have grown
they will have grown
Future Continuous
I will be growing
you will be growing
he/she/it will be growing
we will be growing
you will be growing
they will be growing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been growing
you have been growing
he/she/it has been growing
we have been growing
you have been growing
they have been growing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been growing
you will have been growing
he/she/it will have been growing
we will have been growing
you will have been growing
they will have been growing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been growing
you had been growing
he/she/it had been growing
we had been growing
you had been growing
they had been growing
Conditional
I would grow
you would grow
he/she/it would grow
we would grow
you would grow
they would grow
Past Conditional
I would have grown
you would have grown
he/she/it would have grown
we would have grown
you would have grown
they would have grown
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.grow - pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attributegrow - pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
bald - grow bald; lose hair on one's head; "He is balding already"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
turn - change color; "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
2.grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
hypertrophy - undergo hypertrophy; "muscles can hypertrophy when people take steroids"
go up, rise, climb - increase in value or to a higher point; "prices climbed steeply"; "the value of our house rose sharply last year"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
enlarge - become larger or bigger
augment - grow or intensify; "The pressure augmented"
vegetate - grow or spread abnormally; "warts and polyps can vegetate if not removed"
mushroom - grow and spread fast; "The problem mushroomed"
grow over, overgrow - grow beyond or across; "The ivy overgrew the patio"
stretch - become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches"
develop - grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"
expand - become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly"
flourish, thrive, expand, boom - grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
proliferate - grow rapidly; "Pizza parlors proliferate in this area"
lengthen - become long or longer; "In Spring, the days lengthen"
branch, ramify - grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"
burgeon - grow and flourish; "The burgeoning administration"; "The burgeoning population"
root - take root and begin to grow; "this plant roots quickly"
prove, rise - increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
expand, spread out - extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands"
grow up - become an adult
3.grow - increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"
cut - grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"
ancylose, ankylose - undergo ankylosis; "joints ankylose"
undergrow - grow below something; "The moss undergrew the stone patio"
exfoliate - grow by producing or unfolding leaves; "plants exfoliate"
vegetate - grow like a plant; "This fungus usually vegetates vigorously"
vegetate - produce vegetation; "The fields vegetate vigorously"
grow - cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard"
twin - grow as twins; "twin crystals"
develop - grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"
bourgeon, burgeon forth, germinate, sprout, spud, pullulate, shoot - produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted"
4.grow - cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard"
grow - increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"
vegetate - establish vegetation on; "They vegetated the hills behind their house"
culture - grow in a special preparation; "the biologist grows microorganisms"
rotate - plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession; "We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil"
make grow, develop - cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development; "The perfect climate here develops the grain"; "He developed a new kind of apple"
swell - cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood"
germinate - cause to grow or sprout; "the plentiful rain germinated my plants"
root - cause to take roots
5.grow - develop and reach maturitygrow - develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
ripen - grow ripe; "The plums ripen in July"
find oneself, find - accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation; "My son went to Berkeley to find himself"
develop - grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"
grow up - become an adult
6.grow - come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose"
develop - be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest; "The plot developed slowly";
become - come into existence; "What becomes has duration"
resurge - rise again; "His need for a meal resurged"; "The candidate resurged after leaving politics for several years"
come forth, emerge - happen or occur as a result of something
come, follow - to be the product or result; "Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience"
well up, swell - come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things); "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it"
head - take its rise; "These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"
7.grow - cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniquesgrow - cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here"
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
carry - bear (a crop); "this land does not carry olives"
overproduce - produce in excess; produce more than needed or wanted
cultivate - foster the growth of
keep - raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees"
8.grow - come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)grow - come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
fledge, feather - grow feathers; "The young sparrows are fledging already"
regrow - grow anew or continue growth after an injury or interruption; "parts of the trunk of this tree can regrow"; "some invertebrates can regrow limbs or their tail after they lost it due to an injury"
spring - develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak"
sprout, stock - put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; "the plant sprouted early this year"
tiller, stool - grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers
leaf - produce leaves, of plants
pod - produce pods, of plants
teethe - grow teeth; cut the baby teeth; "The little one is teething now"
pupate - develop into a pupa; "the insect larva pupate"
work up, get up - develop; "we worked up an as of an appetite"
cut - have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
develop, evolve, acquire - gain through experience; "I acquired a strong aversion to television"; "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position"; "develop a passion for painting"
9.grow - grow emotionally or mature; "The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten"; "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
outgrow - grow too large or too mature for; "I have outgrown these clothes"; "She outgrew her childish habits"
make - develop into; "He will make a splendid father!"
10.grow - become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The tree trunks had grown together"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"

grow

verb
1. develop, fill out, get bigger, get taller We stop growing once we reach maturity.
develop fail, shrink, diminish, decrease, dwindle, lessen, wane, subside
2. get bigger, spread, swell, extend, stretch, expand, widen, enlarge, multiply, thicken An inoperable tumour was growing in his brain.
3. spring up, shoot up, develop, flourish, sprout, germinate, vegetate The station had roses growing at each end of the platform.
4. cultivate, produce, raise, farm, breed, nurture, propagate I always grow a few red onions in my allotment.
5. become, get, turn, come to be He's growing old.
6. originate, spring, arise, stem, issue The idea for this book grew out of conversations with Philippa Brewster.
7. improve, advance, progress, succeed, expand, thrive, flourish, prosper The economy continues to grow.
grow into something or someone become, turn into, develop (into), come to be He's grown into a very good-looking young man.

grow

verb
2. To bring into existence and foster the development of:
3. To bring or come to full development:
4. To come to be:
become, come, get, turn (out), wax.
Translations
يَنْمويَنمو، يَكْبُر، يَطوليُرَبّييُصْبِحُيُصْبِح، يَتَحَوَّل إلى
růstpěstovatstávat sevyrůstnachat si narůst
dyrkevoksegrolade groudvikle sig til
kasvaakasvattaa
rastiuzgajati
növeksziktermeltermeszt
breytast íláta vaxavaxa, aukastvaxa, sprettaverîa
成長する育てる
성장하다재배하다
ataugaatžalaaugimasaugintojasprieaugis
ataudzētaudzētaugtizaugtkļūt
nechať si narásť
gojitiodraščatiodrastipustiti rastirasti
växaodla
เติบโต งอกงามปลูก ทำให้เจริญเติบโต
büyümekgelişmekolmakserpilmekuzatmak
lớn lêntrồng

grow

[grəʊ] (grew (pt) (grown (pp)))
A. VI
1. [plant, hair, person, animal] → crecer
how you've grown!¡cómo has crecido!
he has grown five centimetresha crecido cinco centímetros
she's letting her hair growse está dejando crecer el pelo, se está dejando el pelo largo
the hair will grow back eventuallycon el tiempo le volverá a crecer el pelo
that plant does not grow in Englandesa planta no crece or no se da en Inglaterra
will it grow here?¿se puede cultivar aquí?
to grow to or into manhoodllegar a la edad adulta
these sharks can grow to six metresestos tiburones pueden llegar a medir hasta seis metros
2. (= increase) (in number, amount) → aumentar
the number of unemployed has grown by more than 10,000el número de parados ha aumentado en más de 10.000
the economy continues to growla economía sigue en su fase de crecimiento
opposition grew and the government agreed to negotiatela oposición cobró más fuerza y el gobierno decidió entrar en negociaciones
the winds grew to gale forcela intensidad del viento aumentó hasta alcanzar velocidades de temporal
to grow in popularityganar popularidad
she has grown in my esteemse ha ganado mi estima
3. (= develop) [friendship, love] → desarrollarse; [person] → madurar
I feel I have grown immensely as a result of the experiencesiento que he madurado muchísimo como consecuencia de la experiencia
to grow spirituallymadurar espiritualmente
4. (with adjective) (= become) → volverse, ponerse, hacerse (but often translated by vi or reflexive)
our eyes gradually grew accustomed to the lightlos ojos se nos fueron acostumbrando a la luz
to grow angryenfadarse
the light grew brighterla luz se hizo más intensa
to grow cold the coffee had grown coldel café se había enfriado
we grew colder as the night wore ona medida que pasaba la noche nos fue entrando cada vez más frío
it's grown a lot colder, hasn't it?ha enfriado mucho ¿verdad?
to grow dark (gen) → oscurecer; (at dusk) → oscurecer, anochecer
to grow fatengordar
her eyes grew heavyse le cerraban los ojos
she has grown quite knowledgeable on the subjectha aprendido mucho sobre el tema
the noise grew louderel ruido aumentó de volumen
to grow oldenvejecer(se)
you will realize this as you grow olderte darás cuenta de esto a medida que te hagas mayor
he grew tired of waitingse cansó de esperar
to grow used to sthacostumbrarse a algo
she grew weaker with each passing dayse fue debilitando día tras día
to grow worse the housing shortage is growing worsela escasez de viviendas es cada vez mayor
she grew worse that day and died during the nightese día se puso peor or su condición empeoró y murió durante la noche
5. to grow to like sbllegar a querer a algn, encariñarse con algn
he grew to love his workllegó a tomarle gusto a su trabajo
in time he grew to accept itcon el tiempo llegó a aceptarlo
B. VT
1. [+ plant, crop] → cultivar
I grow my own vegetablestengo mi propio huertocultivo mis verduras
2. [+ hair, beard, moustache, nails] → dejarse crecer
she has grown her hair longse ha dejado el pelo largo, se ha dejado crecer el pelo
the lizard grew a new tailal lagarto le salió una cola nueva
grow apart VI + ADV [friends] → distanciarse; [couple] he and his wife grew apartla relación entre él y su mujer se entibió or se debilitó
couples often grow apart as they get oldera menudo las parejas se van distanciando con la edad
grow away from VI + PREPdistanciarse de
we have grown away from each othernos hemos distanciado el uno del otro
grow from VI + PREP [friendship, theory, idea] → surgir de, nacer de
I started out with just two clients and the business grew from thatempecé con sólo dos clientes y el negocio surgió or nació de ahí
grow in VI + ADV [nail] → crecer hacia adentro
grow into VI + PREP
1. [+ clothes] the trousers are a bit big but he'll grow into themlos pantalones son un poco grandes pero ya crecerá y le sentarán bien
2. (= get used to) to grow into a jobacostumbrarse a un trabajo
3. (= become) → convertirse en
he's grown into quite a handsome boyse ha convertido en un chico muy apuesto
to grow into a manhacerse un hombre
grow on VI + PREP the tune grows on you after a whilela melodía te empieza a gustar con el tiempo
the idea had grown on her all morninga medida que avanzó la mañana le fue gustando más la idea
grow out
A. VI + ADV she let her perm grow outse dejó crecer el pelo para cortarse la permanente
B. VT + ADV [+ hair] → dejar crecer
grow out of VI + PREP
1. (= get too big for) [+ clothes] you've grown out of your shoes againse te han vuelto a quedar pequeños los zapatos
2. (= stop) [+ habit] isn't it time you grew out of fighting with your sister?¿no te estás haciendo un poco mayor para seguir peleándote con tu hermana?
most children who stammer grow out of ita casi todos los niños el tartamudeo se les quita con la edad
she grew out of the habit of waiting up for the childrencon el tiempo perdió la costumbre de esperar a los niños despierta
3. (= arise from) → surgir de
grow together VI + ADV couples who have grown together over the yearsparejas que han ido uniéndose más con el paso de los años
there are many ways in which Europe can grow togetherhay muchas formas en las que los países europeos pueden reforzar sus vínculos
grow up VI + ADV
1. (= become adult) → hacerse mayor
I watched Tim grow upvi a Tim hacerse mayor, vi como Tim se hacía mayor
when I grow up I'm going to be a doctorcuando sea mayor voy a ser médico
she grew up into a beautiful womancon el tiempo se convirtió en una mujer hermosa
grow up!¡no seas niño!
2. (= spend young life) → crecer
we grew up togethercrecimos juntos
she grew up in the country/during the depressioncreció or se crió en el campo/en los años de la depresión
3. (= develop) [friendship] → desarrollarse; [hatred] → crecer; [town, industry] → desarrollarse, crecer; [custom] → arraigar, imponerse
a close friendship had grown up between usentre nosotros se había desarrollado una íntima amistad
a barrier had grown up between themse había levantado una barrera entre ellos
new industries grew up alongside the portnuevas industrias se desarrollaron alrededor del puerto

grow

[ˈgrəʊ] [grew] [ˈgruː] (pt) [grown] [ˈgrəʊn] (pp)
vi
[plant] → pousser, croître
Grass grows quickly → L'herbe pousse vite.
[person] → grandir
Haven't you grown! → Comme tu as grandi!
[beard, hair, nails] → pousser
[economy, business] → croître, être en expansion
[number, amount, rate, productivity] → augmenter
The number of unemployed people has grown → Le nombre de chômeurs a augmenté.
to grow by 10% → augmenter de 10 %
to grow by 20cm → prendre 20cm
[influence, fears, pressure] → grandir
(= become) → devenir
to grow rich → s'enrichir
to grow weak → s'affaiblir
to grow impatient → s'impatienter
vt
(= farm) [+ crops] → cultiver
(in garden) [+ vegetables, flowers, plants] → faire pousser
My Dad grows potatoes → Mon père fait pousser des pommes de terre.
[+ hair] → laisser pousser
to grow a beard → se laisser pousser la barbe
[+ business, company] → faire prospérer
grow apart
vi (fig)se détacher (l'un de l'autre)
grow away from
vt fus (fig)s'éloigner de
grow into
vi (= become) [person, situation, relationship] → se transformer en
vt fus [+ clothes] → devenir assez grand pour mettre
grow on
vt fus

That painting is growing on me → Je commence à apprécier ce tableau.
grow out
vi [hairstyle] → repousser
vt sep
to grow out a fringe → se laisser pousser la frange
grow out of
vt fus
[+ clothes] → devenir trop grand(e) pour
He's grown out of his jacket → Il est devenu trop grand pour porter sa veste.
[+ habit, allergy] → perdre (avec le temps)
He'll grow out of it
BUT Ça lui passera.
(= lose taste for)
I eventually grew out of Star Trek → Ça m'a finalement passé, ma passion pour Star Trek.
grow up
vi
(= become an adult) → grandir
to grow up into sth → devenir qch
(= stop behaving foolishly) → ne plus faire l'enfant
Oh, grow up! → Ne fais pas l'enfant!grow bag n sac contenant du terreau enrichi où l'on peut faire pousser directement des plantes

grow

pret <grew>, ptp <grown>
vt
plantsziehen; (commercially) potatoes, wheat, tea etcanbauen, anpflanzen; (= cultivate) flowerszüchten
to grow a beard/one’s hairsich (dat)einen Bart/die Haare wachsen lassen
vi
(= get bigger, longer etc)wachsen; (person, baby)wachsen, größer werden; (hair)wachsen, länger werden; (in numbers) → zunehmen; (in size) → sich vergrößern; (fig: = become more mature) → sich weiterentwickeln; to grow in stature/wisdoman Ansehen/Weisheit zunehmen; to grow in popularityimmer beliebter werden; to grow in beautyschöner werden; my, how you’ve or haven’t you grown!du bist aber groß geworden!; fears were growing for her safetyman machte sich zunehmend Sorgen um ihre Sicherheit; the economy/market/population is growing by 2% a yeardie Wirtschaft/der Markt/die Bevölkerung wächst um 2% pro Jahr; pressure is growing for him to resigner gerät zunehmend unter Druck zurückzutreten
(= become)werden; to grow to do/be somethingallmählich etw tun/sein; to grow to hate/love somebodyjdn hassen/lieben lernen; to grow to enjoy somethinglangsam Gefallen an etw (dat)finden; I’ve grown to like himich habe ihn mit der Zeit lieb gewonnen; to grow used to somethingsich an etw (acc)gewöhnen; to grow like somebodyjdm immer ähnlicher werden

grow

[grəʊ] (grew (vb: pt) (grown (pp)))
1. vt (Agr) → coltivare, far crescere; (beard) → farsi crescere
2. vi
a. (plant, person, hair) → crescere; (increase, in numbers) → aumentare, salire; (in membership) → ingrandirsi; (develop, friendship, love) → rafforzarsi; (custom, idea) → affermarsi, diffondersi
to grow in stature/popularity → veder aumentare il proprio prestigio/la propria popolarità
b. (become) → farsi, diventare
to grow dark → farsi buio
to grow rich/weak → arricchirsi/indebolirsi
to grow tired of waiting → stancarsi di aspettare
to grow to like sb → imparare ad apprezzare qn
grow apart vi + adv (fig) → estraniarsi
grow away from vi + adv + prep (fig) → allontanarsi da, staccarsi da
we have grown away from each other → i nostri rapporti si sono gradatamente raffreddati
grow in vi + adv (nail) → incarnarsi
grow into vi + prep
a. (clothes) he'll grow into themquando crescerà gli andranno bene
b. (become) → farsi, diventare
she has grown into a beautiful woman → si è fatta una gran bella donna
grow on vi + prep that painting is growing on mequel quadro più lo guardo più mi piace
grow out of vi + adv + prep
a. (clothes) → non entrare più in; (habit) → perdere (col tempo)
he'll grow out of it → gli passerà
b. (arise from) → nascere da, essere la conseguenza di
grow up vi + adv
a. (become adult) → diventar grande, crescere
I grew up in the country → sono cresciuto in campagna
grow up! (fam) → non fare il bambino!
b. (develop, idea, friendship) → nascere

grow

(grəu) past tense grew (gruː) : past participle grown verb
1. (of plants) to develop. Carrots grow well in this soil.
2. to become bigger, longer etc. My hair has grown too long; Our friendship grew as time went on.
3. to cause or allow to grow. He has grown a beard.
4. (with into) to change into, in becoming mature. Your daughter has grown into a beautiful woman.
5. to become. It's growing dark.
ˈgrower noun
a person who grows (plants etc). a tomato-grower.
grown adjective
adult. a grown man; fully grown.
growth () noun
1. the act or process of growing, increasing, developing etc. the growth of trade unionism.
2. something that has grown. a week's growth of beard.
3. the amount by which something grows. to measure the growth of a plant.
4. something unwanted which grows. a cancerous growth.
ˈgrown-ˈup noun
an adult.
grown-up adjective
mature; adult; fully grown. Her children are grown up now; a grown-up daughter.
grow on
to gradually become liked. I didn't like the painting at first, but it has grown on me.
grow up
to become an adult. I'm going to be an engine-driver when I grow up.

grow

يُنَمِّي, يَنْمو pěstovat, růst dyrke, vokse anpflanzen, aufwachsen καλλιεργώ, μεγαλώνω crecer, cultivar kasvaa, kasvattaa cultiver, grandir rasti, uzgajati coltivare, crescere 成長する, 育てる 성장하다, 재배하다 groeien, kweken gro, vokse urosnąć crescer, cultivar развиваться, растить odla, växa เติบโต งอกงาม, ปลูก ทำให้เจริญเติบโต büyümek, yetiştirmek lớn lên, trồng 生长

grow

vi. crecer, desarrollar;
to ___ oldenvejecer.

grow

vi (pret grew; pp grown) crecer; to — old envejecer; to — out of (a habit) quitarse(le) (a uno) con el tiempo, desaparecer con el tiempo (un hábito); She will grow out of it..Se le quitará con el tiempo..Desaparecerá con el tiempo; to — up crecer, ser grande; What are you going to be when you grow up?..¿Qué vas a ser cuando seas grande?
References in classic literature ?
I hate to think I've got to grow up, and be Miss March, and wear long gowns, and look as prim as a China Aster
Your airs are funny now, but you'll grow up an affected little goose, if you don't take care.
They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands, and esteemed it a holy privilege to efface themselves as individuals and grow wings as ministering angels.
The rays of the sun were beginning to grow less fierce, and the intense heat of the day was lessened, as the cooler vapors of the springs and fountains rose above their leafy beds, and rested in the atmosphere.
Does not this stream at our feet run toward the summer, until its waters grow salt, and the current flows upward?
Tell him," commanded Thorndike, "I want a wood road, suitable to a farm; and to let the trees grow where God planted them.
The suspicions and distrust that she had always felt of their fortunes seemed to grow with the involuntary admission of Whiskey Dick that they were shared by others who were practical men.
All around were scattered shavings, chips, shingles, and broken halves of bricks; these, together with the lately turned earth, on which the grass had not begun to grow, contributed to the impression of strangeness and novelty proper to a house that had yet its place to make among men's daily interests.
para]]LED grow light module markets at $395 million in 2014 are forecast to reach $1.
The basic espalier form, which mimics the cordon system for cultivation of grapes, simply requires you to fasten horizontal lengths of baling wire at 14-inch vertical intervals up the wall or fence against which your fruit tree will grow.
Eventually, Grow became an attorney in Lewiston, Idaho, and Jackson hired him for some legal work.
They tended not to grow toward the moist soil or colored water.