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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.

growing

(ˈɡrəʊɪŋ)
adj
1. increasing. See also fast-growing
2. getting bigger because of natural growth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.growing - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organicallygrowing - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
culture - (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); "the culture of cells in a Petri dish"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
amelogenesis - the developmental process of forming tooth enamel
angiogenesis - the formation of new blood vessels
apposition - (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material
auxesis - growth from increase in cell size without cell division
anthesis, blossoming, florescence, flowering, inflorescence, efflorescence - the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
caenogenesis, cainogenesis, cenogenesis, kainogenesis, kenogenesis - introduction during embryonic development of characters or structure not present in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species (such as the addition of the placenta in mammalian evolution)
cohesion - (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)
cultivation - the process of fostering the growth of something; "the cultivation of bees for honey"
cytogenesis, cytogeny - the origin and development and variation of cells
foliation, leafing - (botany) the process of forming leaves
fructification - the bearing of fruit
gametogenesis - the development and maturation of sex cells through meiosis
gastrulation - the process in which a gastrula develops from a blastula by the inward migration of cells
germination, sprouting - the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
habit - the general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal); "a shrub of spreading habit"
infructescence - the fruiting stage of the inflorescence
intussusception - (biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall
juvenescence - the process of growing into a youth
life cycle - the course of developmental changes in an organism from fertilized zygote to maturity when another zygote can be produced
masculinisation, masculinization, virilisation, virilization - the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
morphogenesis - differentiation and growth of the structure of an organism (or a part of an organism)
myelinisation, myelinization - the development of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber
neurogenesis - the development of nerve tissues
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
palingenesis, recapitulation - emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
proliferation - growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
psychogenesis - a general term for the origin and development of almost any aspect of the mind
psychogenesis - the development in the life of an individual of some disorder that is caused by psychological rather than physiological factors
psychomotor development - progressive acquisition of skills involving both mental and motor activities
psychosexual development - (psychoanalysis) the process during which personality and sexual behavior mature through a series of stages: first oral stage and then anal stage and then phallic stage and then latency stage and finally genital stage
rooting - the process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow
suppression - the failure to develop some part or organ
dentition, odontiasis, teething - the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
teratogenesis - the development of defects in an embryo
vegetation - the process of growth in plants
isometry - the growth rates in different parts of a growing organism are the same
2.growing - (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state
production - the act or process of producing something; "Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous"; "the production of white blood cells"
electronics - the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
epitaxy - growing a crystal layer of one mineral on the crystal base of another mineral in such a manner that its crystalline orientation is the same as that of the substrate
Adj.1.growing - relating to or suitable for growth; "the growing season for corn"; "good growing weather"
Translations
naraščajoč

growing

[ˈgrəʊɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. (= developing)
1.1. (Bot, Agr) [crop, plant] → que está creciendo
1.2. [child] → en edad de crecimiento
2. (= expanding, increasing) [business] → en fase de desarrollo; [friendship] → creciente; [population, family] → creciente
there is growing concern that he won't be found alivecada vez es mayor la preocupación de no encontrarlo con vida
there is a growing demand for this serviceestá aumentando la demanda de este servicio
with growing horror we realized thatcada vez más horrorizados, nos dimos cuenta de que ...
a growing number of refugeesun número creciente or cada vez mayor de refugiados
I felt a growing sense of uneaseme sentía cada vez más nervioso
B. CPD growing pains NPL (lit) → dolores mpl de crecimiento (fig) → problemas mpl iniciales
growing season N [of crop] → época f de cultivo; [of plant] → época f de crecimiento

growing

[ˈgrəʊɪŋ] adj
(= increasing) [amount, number] → croissant(e), grandissant(e); [concern, fear, pressure, problem] → grandissant(e); [demand, interest, awareness, evidence] → croissant(e) fast-growing
[child] → en période de croissance
[plant] → qui poussegrowing pains npl (fig)crise f de croissancegrowing season npériode f de croissance

growing

adj (lit, fig)wachsend; childheranwachsend, im Wachstum befindlich (form); importance, interest, number etcwachsend, zunehmend; he’s still a growing boyer steckt noch (inf)or befindet sich noch im Wachstum
nWachstum nt, → Wachsen nt

growing

[ˈgrəʊɪŋ] adj (fear, amount) → crescente
to have a growing desire to do sth → avere un desiderio sempre più forte di fare qc
References in classic literature ?
He has come across some old manuscripts, or ancient document records, referring to this valley, and they state, according to this article he has written for the magazine, that somewhere in the valley is a wonderful city, traces of which have been found twenty to forty feet below the surface, on which great trees are growing, showing that the city was covered hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago.
Beyond the corncribs, at the bottom of the shallow draw, was a muddy little pond, with rusty willow bushes growing about it.
There were some ground-cherry bushes growing along the furrows, full of fruit.
She was growing a little stout, but it did not seem to detract an iota from the grace of every step, pose, gesture.
She was growing accustomed to like shocks, but she could not keep the mounting color back from her cheeks.
While in view of their admiring comrades, the same proud front and ordered array was observed, until the notes of their fifes growing fainter in distance, the forest at length appeared to swallow up the living mass which had slowly entered its bosom.
Unlike mined diamonds that are dug up from deep below the Earth's crust; Pure Grown Diamonds are grown in a pristine "Diamond Growing Greenhouse" in Singapore.
Worldwide markets for LED Agricultural Grow Lights are growing as units support more efficient indoor growing.
Overall winner and fastest growing medium business: IKM Testing UK Limited, Cramlington, Northumberland.
Espalier (ess-pal-yay) is a practice that involves growing fruit trees in a flat plane against walls or fences.
The growing global networks of circulation that Jes Grew would travel, appropriate, and alter will be striated to the point of restricting its flow entirely.
Monitoring conditions throughout the growing season enables grape growers to schedule their pruning of vines and the harvest to maximize grape quality.