What was it like to grow up with a writer father, and how did it influence/inspire your own work?
However, many are also survivors of child sex abuse and grow up deeply self-conscious, in desperate need for control.
I have an 8-month-old and a 2-year-old, and I want them to be able to grow up in Michigan and find a job.
Do we abandon David Copperfield or Great Expectations and grow up to live in the novels of Anthony Trollope?
She never lied to him or was dishonest to him, and we were very careful to point that out in the movie, but Tom needed to grow up.
You'll make a nice feller when you grow up, 'fraid of your own shadow!
"But I want to be a senator or—something—when I grow up," he said eagerly.
But why do your young men go West to grow up with the country?
You will understand how, and why, more clearly when you grow up.
"Tomboys" have lungs and chests and rosy cheeks, and grow up to be healthy mothers of healthy children.
Old English growan (of plants) "to grow, flourish, increase, develop, get bigger" (class VII strong verb; past tense greow, past participle growen), from Proto-Germanic *gro- (cf. Old Norse groa, Old Frisian groia, Dutch groeien, Old High German gruoen), from PIE root *ghre- (see grass). Applied in Middle English to human beings (c.1300) and animals (early 15c.) and their parts, supplanting Old English weaxan (see wax (v.)).
Have you ever heard anything about God, Topsy? ... Do you know who made you?" "Nobody, as I knows on," said the child. ... "I spect I grow'd. Don't think nobody never made me." [Harriet B. Stowe, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," 1851]
v. grew (grōō), grown (grōn), grow·ing, grows
To increase in size by a natural process.
To develop and reach maturity.
To be capable of growth; thrive.