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 out of (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for grow out of (2 of 2)
verb grows, growing, grew (ɡruː) or grown (ɡrəʊn)
Word Origin for grow
Medical definitions for grow out of
Idioms and Phrases with grow out of (1 of 2)
Develop or come into existence from. For example, This article grew out of a few scribbled notes, or Their mutual trust grew out of long acquaintance.
Also, outgrow. Become too large or mature for, as in The baby's grown out of all her dresses, or He will outgrow these picture books in a few months.
Idioms and Phrases with grow out of (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