grow

[ groh ]
/ groʊ /

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

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

Verb Phrases

Idioms for grow

    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

ANTONYMS FOR grow

OTHER WORDS FROM grow

grow·a·ble, adjectivere·grow, verb, re·grew, re·grown, re·grow·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for grow on (1 of 2)

grow on

verb

(intr, preposition) to become progressively more acceptable or pleasant toI don't think much of your new record, but I suppose it will grow on me

British Dictionary definitions for grow on (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 on

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 on (1 of 2)

grow on

Also, grow upon.

1

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]

2

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)

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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