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grown-up

 (grōn′ŭp′)
adj.
1. Of, characteristic of, or intended for adults: a grown-up discussion.
2. Having or showing maturity in outlook, attitude, or appearance: a grown-up attitude toward work.
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grown-up

adj
1. having reached maturity; adult
2. suitable for or characteristic of an adult
n
an adult
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grown′-up′



adj.
1. having reached the age of maturity.
2. characteristic of or suitable for adults.
[1625–35]
grown′-up′ness, n.

grown•up

(ˈgroʊnˌʌp)

n.
a fully grown person; adult.
[1805–15]
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grown-up

noun
1. adult, man, woman Tell a grown-up if you're being bullied.
adjective
1. mature, adult, of age, fully-grown Her grown-up children are all doing well in their chosen careers.
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grown-up

adjective
Having reached full growth and development:
Idiom: of age.
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Translations

grown-up

[ˈgrəʊnˈʌp]
A. ADJadulto
B. Nadulto/a m/f, persona f mayor
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grown-up

[ˌgrəʊnˈʌp]
1. adjda grande
he's very grown-up → è molto maturo
2. ngrande m/f, adulto/a
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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.
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grown-up

بالِغ dospělý muž voksen Erwachsener ενήλικος persona mayor aikuinen grande personne odrastao adulto 成人 성인 volwassene voksen dorosły adulto взрослый vuxen ผู้ใหญ่ erişkin người lớn 成年人
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grown-up

(fam) adj & n adulto -ta mf
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