[ groh ]
/ groʊ /

verb (used without object), grew, grown, grow·ing.

verb (used with object), grew, grown, grow·ing.

Verb Phrases


    grow a pair, Slang: Vulgar. pair1(def 23).

Origin of grow

before 900; Middle English growen, Old English grōwan; cognate with Dutch groeien, Old High German grouwan, Old Norse grōa

Related forms

grow·a·ble, adjectivere·grow, verb, re·grew, re·grown, re·grow·ing.

Definition for grow (2 of 2)


[ groh ]
/ groʊ /


Ga·lu·sha Aaron [guh-loo-shuh] /gəˈlu ʃə/, 1822–1907, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1861–63. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for grow


/ (ɡrəʊ) /

verb grows, growing, grew (ɡruː) or grown (ɡrəʊn)

Word Origin for grow

Old English grōwan; related to Old Norse grōa, Old Frisian grōia, Old High German gruoen; see green, grass
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Medicine definitions for grow


[ grō ]


To increase in size by a natural process.
To develop and reach maturity.
To be capable of growth; thrive.
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Idioms and Phrases with grow


In addition to the idioms beginning with grow

  • growing pains
  • grow into
  • grow on
  • grow out of
  • grow up

also see:

  • absence makes the heart grow fonder
  • let the grass grow under one's feet
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