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.
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Idioms for grow
Origin of grow
SYNONYMS FOR grow
OTHER WORDS FROM growgrow·a·ble, adjectivere·grow, verb, re·grew, re·grown, re·grow·ing.
Words nearby grow
British Dictionary definitions for grow on (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for grow on (2 of 2)
verb grows, growing, grew (ɡruː) or grown (ɡrəʊn)
Word Origin for grow
Medical definitions for grow on
Idioms and Phrases with grow on (1 of 2)
Also, grow upon.
Gradually become more evident. For example, A feeling of distrust grew upon him as he learned more about the way the account was handled. [c. 1600]
Gradually become more pleasurable or acceptable to, as in This music is beginning to grow on me. Jane Austen had it in Pride and Prejudice (1796): “Miss Bennet's pleasing manners grew on the good-will of Mrs. Hurst.” [c. 1700]
Idioms and Phrases with grow on (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