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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 ?
The palpitating greyness grew darker; then--though I was still travelling with prodigious velocity--the blinking succession of day and night, which was usually indicative of a slower pace, returned, and grew more and more marked.
In fact, each moment she looked worse; her breast, that had been heaving with the stress, became still, and the pallor of her face grew like marble.
Sighs grew more worried every month; he could not get the thought out of his head that Mr.
The murmur of the crowd grew louder, was very distinct for a moment and then died away.
Bananas with their great ragged leaves, like the tattered habiliments of an empress in adversity, grew close up to the house.
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.
As he grew rich he grew greedy; and thinking to get at once all the gold the Goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find nothing.
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.
When they grew thirsty and went out their minds confused the speaker with Christ.
There was black dust along the roadway from the bridge onwards, and it grew thicker in Fulham.
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.
The snows fell and melted, yet he never returned; and at last the heart of the girl grew cold and hard, and her little boy became a burden in her eyes, till one day she spoke thus to him: 'See, there is food for many days to come.