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  1. simple past tense of grow.

Words Nearby grew Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use grew in a sentence

  • Under the internal pressure his whiskers stood on end and his face grew red.

    The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • In Luke it is said, “And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom.”

    Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
  • He grew very restless, for it was a long time before Grandfather Mole appeared.

    The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
  • The camp grew still, except for the rough and ready cook pottering about the fire, boiling buffalo-meat and mixing biscuit-dough.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Day by day these fretting anxieties and perplexities wasted her strength, and her fever grew higher and higher.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson

British Dictionary definitions for grew


/ (ɡruː) /

  1. the past tense of grow

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