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grow /ˈgroʊ/ verb
grows; grew /ˈgruː/ ; grown /ˈgroʊn/ ; growing
grow
/ˈgroʊ/
verb
grows; grew /ˈgruː/ ; grown /ˈgroʊn/ ; growing
Learner's definition of GROW
[no object] : to become larger : to increase in size, amount, etc.
often + in
[no object] : to become better or improved in some way : to become more developed, mature, etc.
[no object] : to become larger and change from being a child to being an adult as time passes : to pass from childhood to adulthood
[no object] of a plant : to exist and develop
[+ object] : to cause (a plant) to grow : to cultivate or raise (a plant)
of hair, fingernails, etc. : to become longer
[no object]
[+ object]
see also grow out 1 (below)
always followed by an adjective, [linking verb] : become
[no object] : to have or form an opinion, attitude, etc., after time passes followed by to + verb
[+ object] : to cause (something, such as a business) to develop or get bigger

grow apart

[phrasal verb]
: to become less friendly or emotionally close as time passes : to become distant from someone

grow from

[phrasal verb]
grow from (something)
: to come from or originate from (something)

grow into

[phrasal verb]
grow into (something)
: to become (something) as time passes
: to become large enough for (a certain size of clothing)

grow on

[phrasal verb]
grow on (someone)
: to become more appealing to (someone) as time passes

grow on trees

informal
: to exist in large amounts : to be easy to get

grow out

[phrasal verb]
grow (something) out or grow out (something) : to allow (something) to get longer see also grow 5 (above)
grow out of (something)
: to develop or come from (a source)
: to become too large for (a certain size of clothing) see also outgrow
: to stop doing or having (something) because you are older and more mature

grow up

[phrasal verb]
: to become an adult used to describe where you lived, what you did, etc., when you were a child
: to stop thinking and behaving in a childish way
see also grown-up
: to begin to exist and develop as time passes

— grower

/ˈgrowɚ/ noun, plural growers [count]

— growing

adjective, always used before a noun
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