grow


grow
[c]/groʊ / (say groh)

verb (grew, grown, growing)
verb (i)
1. to increase by natural development, as any living organism or part by assimilation of nutriment; increase in size or substance.
2. to arise or issue as from a germ, stock, or originating source.
3. to increase gradually; become greater.
verb (copular)
4. to come to be, or become, by degrees: to grow old.
verb (t)
5. to cause to grow: to grow a hedge.
6. to cultivate as a crop: he grows corn.
7. to allow to grow: to grow a beard.
8. to cause to develop or expand: to grow a business; to grow a career.
9. (used in the passive) to cover with a growth: a field grown with corn.
phrase
10. grow apart, to become gradually separated or disunited by or as by growth.
11. grow like Topsy, Colloquial to grow in an unplanned, random way.
12. grow on,
a. to obtain an increasing influence, effect, etc., on: *as the day of the trial … came nearer, the idea grew on him. –frank hardy, 1950.
b. to win the affection or admiration of by degrees: *She was the sort of woman that grows on you. –lennie lower, 1930.
13. grow out of,
a. to become too big or too mature for; outgrow.
b. to develop from; originate in.
14. grow someone up, Aboriginal English to rear a child: she was the woman who grew me up.
15. grow together, to become gradually attached or united by or as by growth.
16. grow up,
a. to increase in growth; attain maturity.
b. to spring up; arise.
{Middle English growe(n), Old English grōwan, of Germanic origin; related to grass1, green}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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