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
SYNONYMS FOR grow
Related formsgrow·a·ble, adjectivere·grow, verb, re·grew, re·grown, re·grow·ing.
British Dictionary definitions for grow into (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for grow into (2 of 2)
verb grows, growing, grew (ɡruː) or grown (ɡrəʊn)
Word Origin for grow
Medicine definitions for grow into
Idioms and Phrases with grow into (1 of 2)
Develop so as to become, as in The army makes a boy grow into a man. [Mid-1500s]
Develop or change so as to fit, as in He'll soon grow into the next shoe size, or She has grown into her job. [Early 1800s]
Idioms and Phrases with grow into (2 of 2)
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