grow

[ groh ]
/ groʊ /

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

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

Verb Phrases

Idioms

    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.
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British Dictionary definitions for grow into (1 of 2)

grow into


verb

(intr, preposition) to become big or mature enough forhis clothes were always big enough for him to grow into

British Dictionary definitions for grow into (2 of 2)

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 into

grow

[ grō ]

v.

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 into (1 of 2)

grow into


1

Develop so as to become, as in The army makes a boy grow into a man. [Mid-1500s]

2

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)

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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