verb (used without object), grew [groo], /gru/, grown [grohn], /groʊn/, grow·ing [groh-ing]. /ˈgroʊ ɪŋ/.
verb (used with object), grew [groo], /gru/, grown [grohn], /groʊn/, grow·ing [groh-ing]. /ˈgroʊ ɪŋ/.
- 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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM growgrow·a·ble, adjectivere·grow, verb, re·grew, re·grown, re·grow·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for grow
Between 1920 and 1980, it was one of the fastest-growing countries in the world.Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|September 17, 2020|Freakonomics
For as much as streaming has grown, traditional TV has remained the dominant medium among audiences and advertisers.How the future of TV and streaming has – and hasn’t – been reshaped so far by 2020|Tim Peterson|September 16, 2020|Digiday
In recent weeks, every day has been growing compared to the previous day.Are you ready to start traveling for work again? TripActions’ CEO is banking on it|Michal Lev-Ram, writer|September 15, 2020|Fortune
Oracle just reported that its quarterly cloud services and licensing revenue grew 2% to almost $7 billion.Meet Snowflake, one of the buzziest tech IPOs ever|Aaron Pressman|September 15, 2020|Fortune
The millions of people moving north will mostly head to the cities of the Northeast and Northwest, which will see their populations grow by roughly 10%, according to one model.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
We need to recover and grow the idea that the proper answer to bad speech is more and better speech.
Any plans to grow her exercise movement must, she insists, remain “completely organic.”How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The genetic material can grow quickly, but are typically riddled with errors or defects.
He felt his body grow limp (like one of those high-speed films of a flower wilting).Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
All of my stories are about people trying hard not to grow up.Here’s the Lost Judd Apatow ‘Simpsons’ Episode, Penned by Judd Apatow|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It goes without saying that Ferns of all kinds are interesting plants to grow in the garden and house.
Of course it is only the hardiest Ferns which can be expected to grow well in the town garden.
In such conditions many kinds which do not flourish very freely in the open garden, grow into handsome specimens.
The flowers grow in clusters from the extremities of the stalk; they are yellow externally and of a delicate red within.
“I hope he will grow up to be a true comfort to you, M. Pujol,” said Miss Janet.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for grow
verb grows, growing, grew (ɡruː) or grown (ɡrəʊn)
Word Origin for grow
Medical definitions for grow
Idioms and Phrases with grow
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