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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 is most often used as an intransitive verb, as in The corn grew fast or Our business has been growing steadily for 10 years. This use dates back to the Middle Ages. In the 1700s, a transitive sense arose with the meaning "to produce or cultivate," as in We grow corn in our garden. Then, starting in the late 1900s, people began to use grow with a nonliving thing or even an abstraction as the direct object, often in the context of politics or business, as in One of our key strategies is to grow our business by increasing the number of clients. This trend was widely criticized. In 1992, only 20 percent of the Usage Panel accepted the sentence above, and only 48 percent accepted We've got to grow our way out of this recession. These usages remain common, however, and resistance to them has lessened: in 2014, 60 percent of the Panel accepted the grow our business sentence, and 65 percent accepted the grow our way out of the recession sentence. But Panelists strongly frown upon the phrase grow down, probably because it seems oxymoronic: 96 percent of the Panel found it unacceptable.

grow up

vb (intr, adverb)
1. to reach maturity; become adult
2. to come into existence; develop
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.grow up - become an adult
maturate, mature, grow - develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
come of age - reach a certain age that marks a transition to maturity
Translations
يَبْلُغيبلُغ، يُصبِح كبيرا
dospětvyrůst
blive storvokse op
kasvaa isoksi
odrasti
felnõfelnőfelnőttként viselkedikkifejlődik
verîa fullorîinn
大人になる
성숙하다
växa upp
เจริญเติบโต
trưởng thành

w>grow up

vi (= spend childhood)aufwachsen; (= become adult)erwachsen werden; (fig, custom, hatred) → aufkommen; (city)entstehen; what are you going to do when you grow up?was willst du mal werden, wenn du groß bist?; she’s grown up into an attractive young woman/an alcoholicsie hat sich zu einer attraktiven jungen Frau/Alkoholikerin entwickelt; grow up!, when are you going to grow up?werde endlich erwachsen!

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 up

يَبْلُغ dospět vokse op wachsen μεγαλώνω criarse kasvaa isoksi grandir odrasti crescere 大人になる 성숙하다 opgroeien vokse opp dorosnąć crescer вырастать växa upp เจริญเติบโต büyümek trưởng thành 长大
References in classic literature ?
I really think I'd like to be a minister's wife when I grow up, Marilla.
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.