Definition for grew (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), grew, grown, grow·ing.
verb (used with object), grew, grown, grow·ing.
- to become large enough for: He'll grow into his brother's suits before long.
- to become mature or experienced enough for: She grew into the job, although she wasn't qualified for it at first.
- to increase in influence or effect: An uneasy feeling grew upon him as he went through the old house.
- to become gradually more liked or accepted by: a village by the sea that grows on one.
- to become too large or mature for; outgrow: He has grown out of all his clothes.
- to originate in; develop from: The plan grew out of a casual conversation.
- to be or become fully grown; attain mental or physical maturity.
- to come into existence; arise: New cities grew up in the desert.
Origin of grow
Examples from the Web for grew
As she discussed her understanding of the voting rights campaign and how she planned to recreate it, I grew more relieved.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I grew up in a household with really strong women,” Zufi explains.
He grew up both a computer geek in the early days of video games and an avid record collector.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy|Oliver Jones|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because we all grew up initially thinking it was “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen.”
Dickens grew up in a London where child labor was ruthlessly exploited.
The Camaldolites grew out of an Italian reform movement independent of Clugny though no doubt related to it.The Rise of the Mediaeval Church|Alexander Clarence Flick
Their system must have been composed of a collection of processes and receipts which grew in number as the centuries passed away.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)|Georges Perrot
But, alas, the same evening he grew restless, and signs of fever became apparent.Royalty Restored|J. Fitzgerald Molloy
Bunker rowed the boat half way across the lake, and tied it to one of the trees that grew on a little island.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Camp Rest-A-While|Laura Lee Hope
Captain Burgoyne was on deck when the catastrophe happened, remaining there as the night grew stormy.Grace Darling|Eva Hope
British Dictionary definitions for grew (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for grew (2 of 2)
verb grows, growing, grew (ɡruː) or grown (ɡrəʊn)
Word Origin for grow
Medicine definitions for grew
Idioms and Phrases with grew
In addition to the idioms beginning with grow
- growing pains
- grow into
- grow on
- grow out of
- grow up
- absence makes the heart grow fonder
- let the grass grow under one's feet