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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.

grower

(ˈɡrəʊə)
n
1. (Botany) a person who grows plants: a vegetable grower.
2. (Botany) a plant that grows in a specified way: a fast grower.
3. (Pop Music) a piece of music that is initially unimpressive but becomes more enjoyable after further hearings

grow•er

(ˈgroʊ ər)

n.
1. a person who grows something.
2. a person or thing that grows in a certain way: My plant is a fast grower.
[1555–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grower - someone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soilgrower - someone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil
farmer, granger, husbandman, sodbuster - a person who operates a farm
fruit grower - someone who grows fruit commercially
viticulturist - a cultivator of grape vine
Translations
مُرَبّي، زارِع، غارِس
pěstitel
avler
termesztõtermõ
ræktunarmaîur
pestovateľ

grower

[ˈgrəʊə>ʳ] Ncultivador(a) m/f

grower

[ˈgrəʊər] n [plant, crop] → producteur/trice m/f
fruit growers → producteurs de fruits

grower

n
(= plant) to be a fast growerschnell wachsen
(= person, of fruit, vegetables) → Anbauer(in) m(f); (of flowers)Züchter(in) m(f); (of tobacco, tea)Pflanzer(in) m(f)

grower

[ˈgrəʊəʳ] n (Agr) → coltivatore/trice; (of wine) → viticoltore/trice

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.
References in classic literature ?
I suppose you don't take much interest in hops; but I am a pretty large grower myself; and if you ever like to come over to our neighbourhood - neighbourhood of Ashford - and take a run about our place, -we shall be glad for you to stop as long as you like.
They give better satisfaction than the American fruit-pickers, too, and the Yankee grower is glad to get them.
The lands of the local growers of vegetables surrounded the garden on all sides.
For many of us this means that we will need to focus on areas that are more removed from the science of agriculture and become more focused on helping the grower effectively communicate to and educate the end-use customer of agricultural production.
If they lost [Di-Syston] and didn't come up with something that would take its place, you can put the Christmas tree business out of business," one grower told Wake Forest University researcher Pamela Rao in a paper published in Human Organization.
20 per-kilogram premium attached, a 20% wholesale price increase, says 53-year-old grower and cooperative president Jaime Gonzalez Arias.
One Grower Publishing (Collierville, TN), a new company formed by Mike Lamensdorf, current vice president of agribusiness trade association Delta Council (Cleveland, MS), has acquired four agricultural magazines from Vance Publishing Corp.
each grower will be a voting owner of one (and only one) of the cooperative's three member companies (the company whose crop is the grower's predominant crop).
Grower Felipe Romero stood atop 6 inches of mud in his Bardsdale driveway, watching a county bulldozer wrestle with the 3-foot-deep river of sludge that flowed across Riverside Avenue and through the seven-acre property where he grows avocados and citrus fruit.
MACMA growers were also more likely than the other two grower groups to at least agree that they were generally satisfied with their marketing arrangements.
Vietnam didn't do this all on its own--the IMF and World Bank encouraged grower countries to bulk up production as a natural source of hard currency.
Bt corn hybrids provide growers with many economic and environmental benefits as well as improved grain quality in many cases," said NCGA Biotech Working Group Chairman Leon Corzine, a corn grower from Assumption, Ill.