The freeze is designed to keep nuclear activities from growing, but Iran would actually be diminishing its stockpile.
When I was growing up in India, parents arranged the marriages between young men and women.
Montgomery is part of a small but growing group of conventionally trained physicians disillusioned with traditional medical care.
Despite the growing availability of gluten-free items, grocery shopping remains unnerving.
But the project has become a growing headache for the Obama White House.
The handling of forests is a business just as the growing of corn is a business.
There was growing within him an overwhelming desire to protest.
It has supported us ever since, for Rice traded with it, and kept it growing, good fellow.
He has been growing worse lately and any excitement is dreadful for him.
"I was afraid you might be growing impatient," she confessed.
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.